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Vassilis Pelekanos

BA, MSc, PhD

MRC Postdoctoral Researcher

I am a MRC investigator scientist working with Dr Nikolaus Kriegeskorte and Dr Andrew Bell since September 2015.

My research interests lie in visual and cognitive neuroscience. In particular, I am interested in understanding the brain mechanisms that support our ability to perceive and categorise objects. This impressive accomplishment is challenged by the fact that the properties of an image or a scene, often, are not explicitly or completely available on the input received on the eyes’ retinae. (For instance, although the retinal images are 2D, the visual system extracts / infers a complete 3D representation of the world).

Along these lines, in my current position, I explore the neural coding of visual object recognition. I am using functional neuroimaging to investigate the relationship between the categorical organisation observed in ventral visual cortex and the basic visual features being present in individual object categories.

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