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Dr Peggy Series

Senior Lecturer

Research Interests

Computational neuroscience, Bayesian models for perception and decision-making, neural coding, computational psychiatry.


2002PhD in Computational Neuroscience Paris, VI University
 Thesis title: Theoretical study of center/surround modulations of V1 receptive fields: circuits, dynamics and perceptual correlates

MSc Knowledge Based Systems, University of Sussex


BSc Computing and Electrical Engineering, ISEP


I am currently a lecturer (equivalent to Assistant Professor in the US) at ANC, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh, UK (since July 2006). I was born in France near Bordeaux in 1974. I moved to Versailles in 1991 to study maths and physics, and to Paris in 1993 to study Computing and Electronical Engineering. I graduated in 1996 from the Institut Superieur d'Electronique de Paris (ISEP). I spent 1995-1996 in COGS, at the University of Sussex, Brighton (UK) from which I received a M.Sc. degree in knowledge Based Systems (Artificial Intelligence). I subsequently graduated in Biomathematics (DEA, equivalent M.Sc) from the Universite de Paris VI. I did my PhD in Computational Neuroscience, at U. N. I. C., Gif-sur Yvette, France, with Yves Fregnac and Jean Lorenceau. My work focussed on the non-classical properties (contextual modulations) of the receptive fields of primary visual cortex neurons and their perceptual correlates. From 2002 to 2004, I was a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Alex Pouget at the University of Rochester, NY, USA. I then joined Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit, UCL, in London, UK. In 2006-07, I spent 9 months in NYC, working at NYU with Eero Simoncelli.

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