Alice Albrecht

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The Whitney Laboratory

Department of Psychology

University of California, Berkeley

I am currently a postdoctoral researcher in David Whitney's Perception & Action lab in the department of Psychology at UC Berkeley. My research focuses on understanding how our minds summarize or otherwise efficiently compute perceptual information. I explore this question using multiple different methodologies, including fMRI, EEG, and psychophysics.

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3210 Tolman Hall
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720

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Statistical Summary Representations

The world contains far too much information for our minds to compute in real time. Fortunately, we are able to decrease the amount of information by summarizing over multiple inputs. For instance, when faced with a scene containing many different objects, we quickly and accurately extract the average value (and other statistical information) along a given dimension without the need for laborious inentional computations. My reserach explores how our minds compute this information, and also how this summary system may be involved in other fundamental aspects of our cognition. For more information, including a current list of my publications, please visit alicealbrecht.com.