The Role of Cognition in Flexible Visual Perception
2021 Dissertation Fellowship
Akshay's dissertation project examines how the human brain constructs representations of visual scenes and how these representations are used to support visual perception and behavior. Central to this project is the role that cognitive processes, particularly attention and working memory, play in selecting and storing goal-relevant information. Using a combination of visual psychophysics, functional neuroimaging, and computational modeling, Akshay's research seeks to bridge cognition, perception, and behavior.