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My research uses functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), quantitative MRI,
diffusion weighted imaging, ECoG, behavioral, as well as computational methods
to study the neural basis of visual perception and categorization, with the
ultimate goal of linking brain activations to human perception.

My research focuses on understanding:
(1) the cortical representations & computations that subserve visual recognition,
(2) the role of microanatomical & connectivity in shaping cortical functional organization
(3) how visual function and architecture change across development
(4) how people learn to recognize the 3D structure of objects from 2D images
(5) if and how the brain reorganizes following resection.


Undergraduate Courses
Psych 30: Introduction to Perception (Fall 2018, TuTh 9:00AM-10:20AM, 420-041)
See some nice illusions from our 2018 illusion project: click here.
Graduate Courses

Psych 206: Cortical Plasticity (Win 2018, M 1:30-4:30pm, 420-419 )
Psych 204b: Human Neuroimaging Methods (Spr 2017 and Spr 2018, TuTh 9:00AM-10:20AM, 420-419)
Psych 250/CS 431: High Level Vision (Spr 2017, Mo 1:30PM-4:20PM, 420-419)

Fun Stuff


Kalanit Grill-Spector, Ph.D
Department of Psychology
Stanford Neurosciences Institute
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305, USA
e-mail: kalanit AT stanford DOT edu

CNI Board Member