Members

The Foundation is currently supporting a computer modelling centre headed by Dr Simon Stringer within the Oxford University Department of Experimental Psychology. Members of the university centre are investigating the information processing principles used in the brain through computer simulations. A list of members and their research interests is given below.

Dr. Simon M. Stringer (Research Director)
Dr. Simon Stringer
Simon Stringer is Chief Executive of the Oxford Foundation for Theoretical Neuroscience and Artificial Intelligence and is head of the Theoretical Neuroscience lab at Oxford university. Simon has been a research mathematician at Oxford for fifteen years. During this time he has been involved in the development of computer simulations of various aspects of brain function.
Email: simon.stringer@psy.ox.ac.uk
Interests: Vision, spatial representation & behaviour
Dr. Peter Mcleod
Peter has over twenty years lecturing and research experience within the Department of Experimental Psychology at Oxford University. During this time he has taken a special interest in computer modelling of the brain. He has published more than 50 papers in scientific journals, and has written a standard introductory text book on computer simulation of the brain mechanisms of cognition.
Email: peter.mcleod@psy.ox.ac.uk
Interests: Application of genetic algorithms to neural networks
Dr. Mark Buckley
Mark has studied and worked at Oxford since 1990. He currently holds a lectureship in Experimental Psychology and is a fellow of The Queen's College. He also retains a 'Visiting Scientist' position and an active collaboration with colleagues at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Japan. Mark is interested in the interface between computer modelling and experimental neuroscience.
Email: mark.buckley@psy.ox.ac.uk
Interests: PFC & decision making; MTL, memory & perception
Erica Boschin
Erica Boschin
Erica Boschin is from Trieste (Italy) and studied Psychology at Warwick University, before moving to Oxford for her MSc. After working at SISSA for six months, she started her DPhil in 2008 with Simon Stringer and Mark Buckley. Erica is an active member of Queen's College, enjoying both basketball and music. She often returns to Italy over breaks in order to persue snowboarding.
Email: erica.boschin@psy.ox.ac.uk
Interests: Perception & action, learning & decision making, sense integration
Benjamin Evans
Ben Evans
Ben Evans is a member of The Queen's College studying for a DPhil in Experimental Psychology. Ben's current research focuses on modelling the ventral visual stream with spiking neural networks. Ben undertook a BA. and achieved an MSc. in Experimental Psychology at Oxford, and also has achieved an MSc. in Intelligent Systems from UCL. Ben also enjoys playing guitar and pwning n00bs.
Email: benjamin.evans@psy.ox.ac.uk
Specialty: Object and face recognition in the ventral visual stream
Juan Manuel Galeazzi González
Juan Manuel Galeazzi González
Juan M. Galeazzi is a DPhil student from Guadalajara (Mexico) and a member of St.Cross College, He studied Psychology at ITESO, Mexico for his undergraduate degree before completing a MSc. in Psychology and a MSc. by Research in Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience, both at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, in the Netherlands. Juan’s research focuses on modeling visually-guided reaching. Juan also enjoys playing football as well as playing the guitar with his band “Töper”.
Email: juan.galeazzigonzalez@stx.ox.ac.uk
Specialty: Visually guided reaching and philosophy of neuroscience.
Irina Higgins
Irina Higgins is from Moscow, Russia. As an academic visitor, Irina performs research in object categorization in the ventral visual stream. In 2010, she aims to start her DPhil , focussing on interactions between the auditory and visual pathways in the context of language acquisition. In her spare time Irina enjoys playing piano, travelling and swimming.
Email: irina.higgins@psy.ox.ac.uk
Specialty: Auditory recognition & language acquisition.
Bedeho Mender
Bedeho Mender
Bedeho Mender is a DPhil student having studied Computer Science at the University of Oslo, Norway, for his undergraduate degree before completing his Masters in Theoretical Computer Science. Bedeho's research focuses on visual representation of space and sensorimotor integration in the lateral intraparietal area (LIP). He is a member of Wadham College and enjoys breaking limbs and choking people unconscious in BJJ.
Email: bedeho.mender@psy.ox.ac.uk
Specialty: Space & sensorimotor integration in the lateral intraparietal area
Hector Page
Hector Page
Hector Page is a DPhil student in Experimental Psychology and member of The Queen's College. His research is aimed at modelling spatial processing and path integration through the convergence of ideothetic and allothetic information streams. Hector previously obtained his BA in Experimental Psychology from Balliol College. A keen double bass player, he loves all things jazz.
Email: hector.page@queens.ox.ac.uk
Specialty: Spatial processing; convergence of ideothetic & allothetic info
James Tromans
James Tromans
James Tromans is a DPhil student having studied Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford for his undergraduate degree before completing his Masters in Psychological Research. James' research focuses on invariance learning and spatial information in the ventral visual stream. He is a member of Pembroke College and enjoys surfing, diving and movies.
Email: james.tromans@psy.ox.ac.uk
Specialty: Spatial information in the ventral visual stream
Daniel Walters
Daniel Walters
Daniel Walters, a member of Queen's College, is a DPhil student in Experimental Psychology, He is currently interested in how the brain can perform path integration at the correct speed, and has shown in two separate models that this is possible. No previous research has addressed the issue. Daniel enjoys playing the bass guitar in his spare time.
Email: daniel.walters@psy.ox.ac.uk
Specialty: Neural mechanisms of spatial navigation