Elizabeth Lawler

PhD Student
Visual Attention

STUDENT GOVERNMENT

Vice President for Administration

WHERE I'M FROM

Portland, Oregon

BEFORE VS

I studied Computation and Neural Systems at Caltech.

WHY I’M HERE

I’m fascinated by how the visual system can recognize specific forms and assign meaning to objects. I was brought to the VS program because of its interdisciplinary approach to the study of vision. I believe its interdisciplinary approach can greatly further understanding in how different areas of the visual system interact to create a complete, conscious image of our surrounding.

MY RESEARCH

I’m currently looking into how prediction from past events informs and helps create our visual experience of the world.

MY GOALS

My biggest professional dream would be to one day conducting research in my own lab. I want to be able to make a significant contribution to the field and help further understanding of the visual system and visual processing.

MY HOBBIES

I have a love for art – so when I’m not working I spend my time drawing and painting, and I try making time to go out to art museums. I also enjoy swimming, and I’m starting to get into rock climbing.