1992 – 1998

University of Pittsburgh & Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA. Centre for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC)

  • Joint Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology and Neuroscience.  Supervisor: Dr. Walter Schneider, University of Pittsburgh, CNBC Program Director 1992-1994.
  • Ph.D. Thesis. A Theoretical and Empirical Investigation into three Computational Strategies for Structure from Motion Perception in Euclidean and Projective Geometries.
  • Comprehensives: Organization and Function of the Primate Visual Cortex.
  • MSc Thesis: Visual Search of Structural Invariants.

The interdisciplinary CNBC programme, gave me a foundation in cognitive neuroscience and experience with a diverse set of research methodologies, including the use of Event Related Potentials (ERP) and functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI). I also worked with Professor Clark Glymour in the Department of Philosophy at Carnegie Mellon University in empirically testing models of causal inference.

1988 – 1992

University of Bristol, UK

  • B.Sc (Joint Hons.) Psychology and Philosophy.  Specialization in statistical modeling, visual psychophysics, cognitive neuroscience, metaphysics and the philosophy of science. Supervisor: Dr. Tom Troscianko.

1990 – 1991

University of Maryland, USA

  • Exchange program – between the University of Bristol and University of Maryland’s Philosophy Departments. My subject focus was philosophy of science, and I was taught by the philosopher Frederick Suppe.

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