About Me


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I am a Ph.D. candidate at the University of California, Irvine in the Cognitive Sciences department. My passion comes from trying to understand the nature of reality and consciousness. Specifically, perception and action, the point at which inanimate matter becomes interpreted and utilized.  My current research is diverse and includes both User Experience Research and electroencephalogram (EEG) research, which are concerned with human-computer interaction and auditory attention, respectively.  We are combining psychophysical methods with neuroimaging to understand the mechanisms involved in selectively attending to different features (e.g. pitch, loudness, timbre) of a complex sound.  This ability is vital in many paradigms, including auditory scene analysis.




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