Matteo Visconti di Oleggio Castello, Ph.D.
I'm a Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, working in Jack Gallant's lab. I'm interested in how our brains build and represent meaning from the world around us. My current research focuses on how these representations differ between people.
To study these questions, I build computational models to predict brain activity when we watch movies, listen to stories, or interact with each other. Then I break these models apart, and see if I can learn something interesting about the brain.
Before coming to Berkeley, I received a Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience at Dartmouth, working with Ida Gobbini and Jim Haxby. At Darmouth, I studied how our brains represent the identity of our friends and colleagues. I used psychophysics and fMRI to study familiar face perception.