i'm fascinated by how people think, feel, act, and live. broadly, i'm interested in the neural underpinnings of higher-level cognition, such as structure learning and decision-making.
here's a sampling:
- learning rate variance
- tower hypotheticals
- 3d micropillars
mice can show large individual differences in learning rates on simple tasks.
why? tackling this problem via a model-based experimental approach.
peter l, athena a
the goal is to model people's judgments of physical stability using a noisy physics engine that can simulate possible counterfactuals. we ran several mturk experiments and confirmed that our approach better modeled intuitive human judgments.
tobi g, kevin s, josh t
i wrote a java processing suite to model the geometry of 3d-printed high-res micropillar structures, which can collectively bend to represent a vector field. using a prepared image as input, we output a representation of the resulting structure based on image gradient properties.
a selection of photos i've taken since picking up photography in summer '18. email me for higher-res versions.