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Dr. Elizabeth Michael


Following my undergraduate degree in Psychology and Physiology, I continued for a MSc in Neuroscience and DPhil in Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford. For my DPhil, I worked with Christopher Summerfield on dissociating sources of uncertainty that influence perceptual decisions, using fMRI, EEG and behavioural methods [1,2]. I joined the Adaptive Brain Lab in September 2015 as a Post-doctoral Research Associate, and will be working with Andrew Welchman on understanding how the brain forms judgements about the position of objects in depth.

Research Interests

Broadly, my research interests lie in understanding efficient forms of information representation for perception and perceptual choice and how this might change with time and experience. My current projects focus on using EEG to investigate how the neural circuits for depth perception adapt in response to challenging perceptual input.

Key Publications

[1] Michael E, de Gardelle V & Summerfield C (2015) Unreliable evidence: 2 sources of uncertainty during perceptual choice. Cereb Cortex 24(4) 937-47
[2] Michael E, de Gardelle V & Summerfield C (2014) Priming by the variability of visual information. PNAS 111(21) 7873-8

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BRAINfest: 23-25 June 2017

Jun 15, 2017

The Adaptive Brain Lab are very excited to be taking part in the University of Cambridge's first ever BRAINfest. This exciting public engagement event aims to give the general public a chance to learn and ask questions about Neuroscience first-hand from researchers at the forefront of the field.

ABL at the Cambridge Science Festival 2017

Jun 13, 2017

This March saw the return of the Cambridge Science Festival, a city wide event which showcases the variety of new and exciting science going on across Cambridge. The Adaptive Brain Lab took part, spending the day presenting our work alongside other labs from the psychology department.

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