NEW YORK — Dr. Elissa Aminoff, an assistant professor of psychology at Fordham University, presented on scene understanding in the brain during SUNY Optometry’s Schnurmacher Institute for Vision Research colloquium on Friday, January 18.
Dr. Aminoff’s research focuses on the use of a combination of neuroimaging techniques (fMRI, EEG, MEG, ECoG), computational models (e.g. artificial vision models) and cognitive theory to investigate how visual information is processed in the brain. She investigates how experience and context interact with visual perception by investigating the intersection of high-level vision and memory.
She received her bachelor’s degree in cognitive neuroscience from Brown University and her master’s and doctorate in psychology from Harvard University.
About the Schnurmacher Institute for Vision Research at SUNY Optometry
The Institute for Vision Research was founded in 1983 in response to the growing need for scientific knowledge about the visual system and methods of improving visual function. The Institute was renamed the Adolph and Ruth Schnurmacher Institute for Vision Research (SIVR) in 1984 to honor the Schnurmacher’s generosity that made possible the establishment of an Institutional endowment. The scientific researchers associated with the Institute are engaged in a wide variety of vision research projects. The SIVR coordinates a colloquium series and supports collaborative clinical research, small clinical research projects and innovative vision science research.