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Monica Gates


Monica joined the Adaptive Brain Lab in 2015 as an MPhil student interested in understanding how people extract structure from ambiguous and noisy environments. She is interested in using psychophysics, neuroimaging, and computational modeling to study this question, and is currently pursuing a behavioural study on statistical learning, the implicit detection of patterns from external world statistics. She previously worked as an undergraduate research assistant in Prof. Bevil Conway's lab studying the neural basis of color perception at Wellesley College and M.I.T.

Outside the lab she enjoys rowing and meeting the many other inhabitants of Cambridge.

Research Interests

My current research investigates the learning strategies people use in statistical learning. We seek to understand the mechanisms of implicit learning with the goal of translating these findings to impaired populations.

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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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