Joe Snider, PhD
Research interestsMy overall research objective is to understand how the brain acts in the high dimensional world, both in health and in disease. This has been a very neglected problem in neuroscience. The brain's ability to effortlessly interact with a rich, varied world is far advanced beyond the best technological counterpoints. Even a tiny cockroach is able to perform tasks of surprising complexity, from searching for food to navigating complex environments, that are difficult to represent as robust models. My research in neuroscience centers around bridging this theoretical and experimental gap in the study of neuronal circuits, function, and behavior, especially in humans. To do so, I have combined and synchronized new immersive virtual reality technologies, 3D motion capture, and neural recordings, and used computational models to probe underlying mechanisms.
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