Luis Ramirez

New York University
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I am a first year Ph.D. student at Boston University. I graduated from NYU Tandon with a B.S. in Science and Technology Studies. Ultimately I want to pursue a PhD in computational neuroscience to be able to expand our knowledge on sensory processing and its relationship to perception not only because of a passion for learning and discovery, but also for the potential to improve the lives of those with sensory disabilities, to inform others of the beauty of our ability to understand the intricacies that compose our perception, and to inspire others to pursue similar endeavors in understanding the disconnect between the physical attributes of the world and our perception of those attributes. During the summer of 2016 I worked with Professor Frank Tong at Vanderbilt University on evaluating tests of face perception and face memory ability, while also becoming familiar with techniques of studying visual working memory and visual attention. In the fall I plan to work with Dr. Marisa Carrasco on research related to temporal attention.

Presentation Summary:

  • • Ramirez, L. (August 2015). Emergence in the Fractional Quantum Hall Effect. Poster presented at NYU Tandon Summer Undergraduate Research Program. Brooklyn, New York.
  • • Ramirez, L., Park, Y.E., and Tong, F. (August 2016). Evaluation of a new test of face perception and face memory ability. Poster presented at Vanderbilt Summer Science Academy Symposium. Nashville, Tennessee