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Dr Kamila Jozwik Sir Henry Wellcome Fellow

Dr Kamila Jozwik, Sir Henry Wellcome Fellow

Sir Henry Wellcome Fellow


Biography:

After completion of a BSc in Biotechnology at the University of Warsaw, I did an MPhil and a PhD in Biological Sciences at the University of Cambridge. My PhD was in the field of breast cancer genomics where I worked with Jason Carroll. I collaborated with Simon Baron-Cohen using genomics techniques in autism research. During the PhD, in parallel to the genomics research, I started working with Marieke Mur and Niko Kriegeskorte to gain experience in cognitive computational neuroscience, investigating feature-based and categorical representations in object recognition. Subsequently, I was a Humboldt fellow working with Radek Cichy at the Free University Berlin, working on animacy dimensions in object recognition and comparing words and images object representations. Currently, I am a Sir Henry Wellcome fellow working with Zoe Kourtzi at the University of Cambridge, and Jim DiCarlo and Nancy Kanwisher at MIT. I am interested in modelling the representations in the brain and behaviour, for human and monkey, using deep neural networks. 

Apart from doing neuroscience, I enjoy travelling and playing music.

Research Interests

Broadly, I am interested in the following questions:

How does the primate brain process visual information? 

More specifically - how does the primate brain recognise objects? 

What are the underlying computations of visual processing? 

I am using fMRI, EEG, MEG, behavioural measures and single-cell recording data, together with computational modelling (including deep neural networks), to understand these processes better. Additionally, I am working on the development of methods to link genomics and brain representations.

Key Publications

Jozwik KM, Kriegeskorte N, Mur M (2016), 'Visual features as stepping stones toward semantics: Explaining object similarity in IT and perception with non-negative least squares.' Neuropsychologia 83:201-26.

Jozwik, K.M., Kriegeskorte, N., Storrs, K. R., Mur, M. (2017), 'Deep Convolutional Neural Networks Outperform Feature-Based But Not Categorical Models in Explaining Object Similarity Judgments.' Frontiers in Psychology 8(10):1726.