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Primary Faculty

Ralf Haefner

Ralf Haefner

  • Assistant Professor, Brain & Cognitive Sciences

PhD, Oxford, 1999

313 Meliora Hall
(585) 276-7453
rhaefne2@ur.rochester.edu

Office Hours: By appointment

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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...

Selected Publications