barbaraMy PhD project is about object recognition and visual integration. I often use stimuli that takes time to recognize or can be interpreted in several ways – bistable images, objects that are gradually revealed from noise, and emergent images where recognition requires feature integration.

I use eye tracking to study how visual stimuli are explored over time. My work also relies on fMRI combined with different techniques to model connectivity between occipito-temporal regions. Currently, I am studying differences in connectivity with connective field modeling and changes in population receptive field sizes, before and after successful feature integration.

I strive to take scientific work beyond the lab by collaborating with artists, participating in public events, and by writing texts targeted at people outside my field. Recently, I became the program manager of NextGenVis.