Dr. Steeves is Director of the Perceptual Neuroscience Laboratory. Her research examines how the brain adapts to changes in sensory input with the loss of one eye or to direct brain damage. She uses functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to reverse engineer the brain. Her lab uses TMS to transiently disrupt discrete nodes within the brain and observe changes in behaviour and brain activity.
Sara is a PhD candidate in Psychology. Her research aims to develop novel therapeutic treatment for pervasive visual hallucinations that arise from visual loss using long-term repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation to the visual cortex.
Matt is a postdoctoral fellow in the lab funded the Vision: Science to Applications (VISTA) program. Matt completed his PhD at McMaster University in 2015 under the supervision of Allison Sekuler and Patrick Bennet before moving to Switzerland for his first postdoctoral fellowship under the supervision of Michael Herzog at EPFL. Matt is generally interested in how the vision system flexibly adapts its processing for the task at hand. What processing strategies are deployed? How and when does the visual system switch between these strategies? To what extent is this behaviour optimal given the natural statistics of the environment and the inherent limitations of the visual system? Matt has primarily explored these questions using faces as a model stimulus, employing a combination of psychphysics, neuroimaging, and computational modelling.
Harley is a fourth year prospective psychology thesis student, currently working on his independent studies - studying the role of emotional expression on face perception. He is the president of the Neurology Research Association - a club at York University geared towards students interested in neuroscience.
Katerina is a fourth year McGill student completing a double major in psychology and economics. She is currently working as a research assistant in Dr. Steeves lab learning about the ins and outs of vision research. She hopes to attend graduate school when she completes her undergraduate degree and pursue a PhD in neuroscience.
Mitchel is a fourth year student at York pursuing an honours degree in psychology. He will be conducting his thesis under the supervision of Professor Steeves for the 2018-2019 semester.