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Peter J. Kohler (he, him, his) Peter J. Kohler Peter J. Kohler Principal Investigator Principal Investigator PI

PeterPeter is originally from Denmark, but have lived and worked in North America since 2007. He received his PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience in 2013 from Dartmouth College, before becoming a post-doctoral scholar at Stanford University, working with Professor Tony Norcia. He joined York University as an Assistant Professor in 2019. He is a Core Member of Vision: Science to Applications (VISTA) and a member of the Center for Vision Research at York University. Download CV. Google Scholar. Publons.

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We are currently recruiting graduate students! For more information on applying to the graduate program in Psychology at York University, please see here. Please note that if you are interested in being supervised by Professor Kohler, you must select Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Sciences (BBCS) as your first choice area of specialization during the application process, otherwise he will not have access to your application.

We are also recruiting undergraduate students! Please get in touch if you are an undergrad at York who is interested in learning about using behavioral methods, EEG and functional MRI to study the human visual system.

Rachel Moreau (she, her, hers) Rachel Moreau Rachel Moreau Master’s Student Master’s Student MA Student

RachelMoreauRachel did her undergraduate at Carleton University and is a first year Master’s student in the Brain, Behavior and Cognitive Science stream at York. She is currently co-supervised by Dr. Kohler and Dr. Erez Freud. She is interested in understanding how low-level visual cues (symmetry, color, numeracy, motion, etc.) contribute to complex processes such as object recognition and spatial awareness. Making use of both neuroimaging and behavioral methods, she hopes to develop a richer understanding of how simple visual qualities can come together as rich, meaningful information in the brain. Rachel’s research interests are heavily motivated by her love of painting, film, and graphic design. Rachel was awarded a scholarship from VISTA that will support her Master’s studies.

Puneet Bhargava (he, him, his) Puneet Bhargava Puneet Bhargava Volunteer RA Volunteer RA Volunteer RA

PuneetBhargavaPuneet has been volunteering in the lab remotely from Kelowna, British Columbia since 2021. His areas of his interest include perception and decision-making. He is currently working on a project relating symmetry to perception of numerosity. In his free time, he enjoys physical fitness activities such as yoga, jogging, and weight training.

Rita Hdaki (she, her, hers) Rita Hdaki Rita Hdaki Undergraduate RA Undergraduate RA Undergrad RA

RitaHdakiRita is an undergraduate student majoring in biomedical sciences at York University. She is currently doing her Biology Honours Thesis in the lab, analyzing functional MRI data related to visual processing of symmetries in textures.

Christopher Lee (he, him, his) Christopher Lee Christopher Lee Undergraduate RA Undergraduate RA Undergrad RA

ChristopherLeeChristopher is a undergraduate student at York University’s honours program in Applied Mathematics. Christopher is currently interested in using data science, image analysis, and graph theory to more effectively analyze data for the purpose of better understanding visual and other neurological processes. He has become well versed in creating and improving existing scripts use for stimulus generation and data collection in the lab. Christopher can often be found watching videos of math and computer science lectures for fun, reading, or playing video games to relax after a long day of lab work.

Rachel Lysenko (she, her, hers) Rachel Lysenko Rachel Lysenko Undergraduate RA Undergraduate RA Undergrad RA

RachelLysenkoRachel spent several years as a Psychology undergraduate student at York University and began working in the lab during that time. She recently relocated to the University of Saskatchewan, but continues to volunteer in the lab on a remote basis. Her current research interests include the neural basis of visual working memory in relation to pattern and object recognition of symmetrical and asymmetrical generated images. She hopes to expand her understanding of how behavioural studies and neuroimaging are used for further conceptualization of the human visual system. Rachel enjoys the outdoors, playing piano, and reading science fiction.

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