Ralf Haefner

Ralf Haefner

  • Associate Professor

PhD, Oxford, 1999

313 Meliora Hall
(585) 276-7453

Office Hours: By appointment


Research Overview

My primary scientific interest lies in understanding how the brain forms percepts and how it uses them to make decisions, especially in the visual domain. In particular, I am interested in how the brain's perceptual beliefs about the outside world are represented by the responses of populations of cortical neurons. To that end I use tools from machine learning to construct mathematical models that aim to explain neural responses and behavior. More details...

Research Interests

  • perceptual decision-making
  • probabilistic inference
  • selective attention
  • neural population encoding and decoding
  • depth perception/processing of binocular disparity

Selected Publications