Tyler Bonnen

Wonderfest Science Envoy 2019

From a deluge of sensory inputs, humans and other animals are able to find structure; we can make sense of what is immediately observable, and infer the latent states that give rise to these observations. To understand how this is possible, I use biologically plausible computational models, animal behavior, and neural data to characterize 1) how the nervous system transforms perceptual inputs into memory, and 2) how animals tranform sensory information into context-dependent behaviors. As an NSF fellow and PhD student at Stanford University, I’m co-mentored by Anthony Wagner and Daniel Yamins.