Last updated on June 5, 2008

Carol Whitney


Research Interests

I am interested in developing models of information processing in the brain which are constrained from the bottom up by neurobiological plausibility and from the top down by behavioral experimental data. I originally applied this method to the problem of letter-position encoding during visual word recognition. This work has led to experimental results identifying the source of visual-field asymmetries in lexical decision. I have also developed a model of how a parse tree, the hierarchical representation of the syntatic structure of a sentence, is calculated and encoded.

My dissertation on these topics, entitled Investigations into the Neural Basis of Structured Representations , is available here.

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