My research focuses on visual cognition, including face and object perception/recognition, visual attention, and the effects of experience on high-level visual processes (learning and memory). I am also interested in individual differences in visual cognition. I primarily use behavioral methods, but my research has also involved the use of electrophysiology (single-cell recordings, EEG), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), eye tracking, and pupillometry.
I have a Ph.D. in neuroscience from Brown University (emphasis: systems/cognitive neuroscience; primary advisor: David Sheinberg; secondary advisor: Michael J. Tarr). I am currently an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Iceland.
Drawing by Knútur Haukstein Ólafsson
Photos by Kristinn Ingvarsson / University of Iceland