Justin Theiss

PhD Candidate
Visual Perception

WHERE I'M FROM

Nashville, Tennessee

BEFORE VS

I studied psychology at Belmont University before becoming a research analyst at Vanderbilt University in the Psychiatric Neuroimaging Program.

WHY I’M HERE

The combination of diverse research interests in the Vision Science program provided a unique opportunity to study visual perception using different approaches.

MY RESEARCH

I'm interested in developing computational models of attention to study visual cortex, including how cortical receptive fields are changed by attention to improve sampling of the visual field.

MY GOALS

Whether in academia or elsewhere, I hope to continue studying how humans utilize attention to efficiently extract information from complex stimuli in order to develop improved models of perception and incorporate attention into data analysis tools.

MY HOBBIES

When not working, I enjoy listening to and making music, watching movies, and exploring San Francisco.