Understanding the Capacity Limits of Human Cognition.
The human visual system can only select and keep track of a small handfull of objects at any given moment. Yet, for the most part, people successfully navigate through busy intersections, find items of interest such as food or friends in crowd, and understand complex social situations - all with seemingly little effort. This suggests that the human visual system employs efficient strategies to manage it's limited resources. My research is aimed at understanding how the mind and brain uses efficient encoding strategies to optimize the use of its limited resources. My projects on this topic fall into the following four categories: selection, storage, fluid allocation, and efficient coding. Follow the links below to learn more about my work on any of these topics. Click here to download a copy of my CV.