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Christopher DiMattina

Assistant Professor of Psychology
Phone: (239) 590-1513
Office: WH 215

I am computational neuroscientist and vision scientist who is interested in understanding the relationship between perception, the neural code, and the statistical structure of the natural sensory environment. In particular, I am interested in (1) Developing adaptive stimulus design methods for real-time estimation of sensory processing models, and (2) Understanding how multiple visual cues are combined to perceive complex natural stimuli like edges, contours and shapes. I hold a B.A. in Mathematics & Psychology from Cornell University, and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. I was a post-doc at Case Western Reserve University and a Visiting Assistant Professor at Grinnell College before joining FGCU.

Courses Taught:

I regularly teach Physiological Psychology (PSB-4002), Sensation & Perception (EXP-3202) and Survey of Analytical Techniques (PSY-3205).

Representative Publications:

DiMattina & Zhang (2013). “Adaptive stimulus optimization for sensory systems neuroscience”. Frontiers in Neural Circuits 7:101, 1-16. (pdf)

DiMattina, Fox & Lewicki (2012). “Detecting natural occlusion boundaries using local cues”. Journal of Vision 12(13), 1-21. (pdf)

DiMattina Zhang (2011) . “Active data collection for efficient estimation and comparison of nonlinear neural models ”. Neural Computation 23(9), 2243-2288. (pdf)

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