Junior Research Scientist
Sameer is interested in developing cognitive models of attention and decision making. His work in the Lab specifically investigates the interplay between top-down and bottom-up attention in the context of multimodal target acquisition. He has worked with Jarl Haggerty and John Choi to implement a virtual reality interface for the immersive display of audiovisual cues as well as the tracking of eye-movement. Sameer is also an avid history-buff. He is particularly interested in how recent discoveries in Neuroscience, especially in the fields of embodied and social cognition, might bear on questions that have riddled historians since time immemorial. Sameer is currently completing doctoral research in Neuroscience at the University of Arizona.