Dr. Emma Ward
Arbeitsbereich Neural Dynamics of Visual Cognition
Room JK 25/221f
My main research interests are how expectations influence perception, and how babies can begin to acquire these expectations and use them to build models of the world.
For my PhD, at the Donders Institute in the Netherlands, I conducted a series of experiments testing whether expectations influence perception differently in autism, using EEG, eye-tracking and behavioural responses, sometimes all at once.
For my post-doc here in Berlin, I will use advanced EEG analysis techniques (e.g. frequency coupling and multivariate pattern analysis) and use these to investigate how young infants build expectations about visual objects and categories.
You can find further information about me on my personal webpage.