Ernst Strüngmann Institute (ESI)
for Neuroscience in Cooperation with Max Planck Society
Curriculum Vitae (available by e-mail request)
I am interested in how the brain builds the content of our perceptual experience. Barring unique cases, our experience of the world appears to be object oriented. That is, the brain appears to be inclined to group features together into unitary objects - both within and across sensory modalities. Additionally, we can select and attend to specific objects, or features, out of many. Although this seems intuitive, how the brain accomplishes this task is not fully understood. My previous and current research has primarily focused on understanding how the visual system selects and attends to objects during visual search.
Dowdall, J. R., Luczak, A., Tata, M. S. (2012) Temporal Variability of the N2pc During Efficient and Inefficient Visual Search. Neuropsychologia 50(10), 2442-2453. doi: dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2012.06.015
Ponjavic-Conte, K. D., Dowdall, J. R., Hambrook, D. A., Luczak, A., Tata, M. S. (2012) Neural correlates of auditory distraction revealed in theta-band EEG. Neuroreport 23(4), 240-245.