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Matthew X. Lowe

Matthew X. Lowe, PhD.

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July 2018:
"Relating the perception of visual ensemble statistics to individual levels of autistic traits" accepted for publication in Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics

July 2018:
"Temporal dynamics underlying sound discrimination in the human brain" to be presented at the conference on Cognitive Computational Neuroscience (CCN) 2018

June 2018:
"Discriminating scene categories from brain activity within 100 milliseconds" accepted for publication in Cortex.


Matthew X. Lowe is currently a postdoctoral associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) (PI: Aude Oliva; Computational Perception and Cognition Lab). Matthew obtained his PhD from the University of Toronto (PIs: Jonathan S. Cant; Susanne Ferber), and his bachelor's degree from the University of Cape Town. Broadly, he is interested in the neural mechanisms underlying perception, and more specifically, the spatial and temporal dynamics underlying the processing of visual and auditory input.

Currently, his work with Aude Oliva concerns the investigation of the spatio-temporal dynamics underlying auditory processing of various sound sources using MEG-fMRI fusion. The goal of his current research is to elucidate the spatial and temporal neural constraints which govern auditory perception, and, together with his previous work in vision, to explore the processing of audiovisual signals in the human brain.

Outside of the lab, Matthew seeks adventure in the great outdoors. He has trekked through the Arctic Circle and climbed the highest mountains in South America (Mt. Aconcagua), Europe (Mt. Elbrus), Africa (Mt. Kilimanjaro), and his home country, South Africa (Mafadi).