1992 – 1998
University of Pittsburgh & Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA. Centre for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC)
- Joint Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology and Neuroscience. Supervisor: Dr. Walter Schneider, University of Pittsburgh, CNBC Program Director 1992-1994.
- Ph.D. Thesis. A Theoretical and Empirical Investigation into three Computational Strategies for Structure from Motion Perception in Euclidean and Projective Geometries.
- Comprehensives: Organization and Function of the Primate Visual Cortex.
- MSc Thesis: Visual Search of Structural Invariants.
The interdisciplinary CNBC programme, gave me a foundation in cognitive neuroscience and experience with a diverse set of research methodologies, including the use of Event Related Potentials (ERP) and functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI). I also worked with Professor Clark Glymour in the Department of Philosophy at Carnegie Mellon University in empirically testing models of causal inference.
1988 – 1992
- B.Sc (Joint Hons.) Psychology and Philosophy. Specialization in statistical modeling, visual psychophysics, cognitive neuroscience, metaphysics and the philosophy of science. Supervisor: Dr. Tom Troscianko.
1990 – 1991
- Exchange program – between the University of Bristol and University of Maryland’s Philosophy Departments. My subject focus was philosophy of science, and I was taught by the philosopher Frederick Suppe.