3 University of Washington Vision & Cognition Group

The University of Washington Vision and Cognition Group consists of 3 research labs led by Geoffrey M. Boynton, Ione Fine, and Scott O. Murray.

Our group currently includes of faculty, post-docs, graduate students, technicians and many undergraduate volunteers with research interests covering a diverse range of topics such as visual perception, attention, deprivation and development using a range of methodologies such as fMRI, MRS, DTI, ERP, psychophysics and computational modeling.



Name: Jessica Thomas
Jessica M. Thomas [CV]

Advisors:
Ione Fine
Geoffrey M. Boynton

Status:
5th Year Graduate Student

Research Interests:
individual differences in visual and auditory perception, computational modeling of human brain activity, functional organization of visual and auditory cortex, fMRI decoding

E-mail:
jmthomas (at) uw.edu

Phone:
206.543.4095


Publications:

Thomas, J. M., Huber, E., Stecker, G. C., Boynton, G. M., Saenz, M., & Fine, I. (in press). Population receptive field estimates of human auditory cortex. Neuroimage.

Binda, P., Thomas, J. M., Boynton, G. M., & Fine, I. (2013). Minimizing biases in estimating the reorganization of human visual areas with BOLD retinotopic mapping. Journal of Vision, 13(7), 13.

Thomas, J. M., Morse, C., Kishline, L., O'Brien-Lambert, A., Simonton, A., Miller, M. E., & Covey, E. (2012). Stimulus-specific adaptation in specialized neurons in the inferior colliculus of the big brown bat, Eptesicus fuscus. Hearing Research, 291(1-2), 34-40.

Koch, J. M., Hagenauer, M. H., & Lee, T. M. (2009). The response of Per1 to light in the suprachiastmatic nucleus of the diurnal degu (Octodon degus). Chronobiology International, 26(6), 1263-71.


Presentations - Talk:

Thomas, J. M., Fine, I., & Boynton, G. M. (2014). The song in your head: Decoding the melody of the mind. Talk presented at the 2014 Cognitive Science Association for Interdisciplinary Learning (CSAIL) Meeting, Hood River, Oregon.

Thomas, J. M., Huber, E., Saenz, M., & Fine, I. (2012). Population receptive field analysis of human primary auditory cortex. Talk presented at the 2012 Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, New Orleans, LA.

Binda, P., Thomas, J. M., Boynyton, G. M., & Fine, I. (2012). Avoiding biases in estimating cortical reorganization using fMRI population receptive field mapping. Talk presented at the 12th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, Naples, FL.


Presentations - Posters:

Thomas, J. M., Binda, P., Fine, I., Boynton, G. M. (2014). Filling in of a simulated foveal scotoma in human visual cortex. Poster presented at the 14th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, St. Petersburg, FL.

Thomas, J. M., Fine, I, & Boynton, G. M. (2013). The song in your head: Identifying tonal frequency patterns in auditory cortex. Poster presented at the 2013 Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA.

Thomas, J. M., Fine, I, & Boynton, G. M. (2013). The song in your head: Identifying tonal frequency patterns in auditory cortex. Poster presented at the 2013 Tucker-Davis Symposium on Advances and Perspectives in Auditory Neurophysiology (APAN), San Diego, CA.

Thomas, J. M., Huber, E., Saenz, M., & Fine, I. (2013). Population receptive field analysis of human primary auditory cortex. Poster presented at the 19th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Seattle, WA.

Huber, E., Thomas, J. M., & Fine, I. (2013). Population receptive field analysis of auditory frequency tuning in early blind individuals. Poster presented at the 13th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, Naples, FL.

Thomas, J. M., Huber, E., Saenz, M., & Fine, I. (2012). Population receptive field analysis of human primary auditory cortex. Poster presented at the 2012 Tucker-Davis Symposium on Advances and Perspectives in Auditory Neurophysiology (APAN), New Orleans, LA.

Thomas, J. M., Saenz, M., & Fine, I. (2012). Population receptive field analysis of human primary auditory cortex. Poster presented at the 4th Conference on Auditory Cortex, Lausanne Switzerland.

Koch, J. M., Hagenauer, M. H., Vosko, A. M., & Lee, T. M. (2008). The Per1 response to light within the suprachiasmatic nucleus of the diurnal octodon degus and the nocturnal rat. Poster presented at the 2008 Meeting of the Society for Research on Biological Rhythms, Sandestin, FL.


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