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Margaret E. Sereno

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  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-4915
  • Office: 330 LISB
  • Interests: Cognitive-Neuroscience
  • Website: Website

Research Interests and Publications

Dr. Sereno studies the representation of shape and space in the primate brain using experimental and computational approaches.  Her recent work has focused on investigating the neural basis of 3D form perception using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) in humans and monkeys, the relationship between shape constancy and the artistic skill of drawing, spatial navigation and map use, and responses to nature’s patterns (fractals).  Additional collaborative projects focus on the representation of space from eye-position modulated neural signals and the interaction between perception and language.

Selected Publications:

Taylor, R.P., Juliani, A.W., Bies, A.J., Boydston, C.R., Spehar, B., & Sereno, M.E. (2018). The implications of fractal fluency for biophilic architecture. Journal of BioUrbanism, 6, 23-40.

Bies, A.J., Boydston, C.R., Taylor, R.P., & Sereno, M.E. (2016). Relationship between fractal dimension and spectral decay rate in computer-generated fractals. Symmetry, 8:66.

Juliani, A.W., Bies, A.J., Boydston, C.R., Taylor, R.P., & Sereno, M.E. (2016). Navigation performance in virtual environments varies as a function of fractal dimension. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 47:155-165.

Bies, A.J., Blanc-Goldhammer, D.R., Boydston, C.R., Taylor, R.P., & Sereno, M.E. (2016). Aesthetic responses to exact fractals driven by physical complexity. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 10:210.

Lehky, S.R., Sereno, M.E., & Sereno, A.B. (2016). Characteristics of eye-position gain field populations determine geometry of visual space. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, 9:72.

Sereno, A.B., Sereno, M.E., Lehky, S.R. (2014). Recovering stimulus locations using populations of eye-position modulated neurons in dorsal and ventral visual streams of nonhuman primates. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, 8:28.

Lehky, S.R., Sereno, M.E., & Sereno, A.B. (2013). Population coding and the labeling problem: extrinsic versus intrinsic representations. Neural Computation, 25, 2235-2264.

Sereno, S.C., O'Donnell, P.J., & Sereno, M.E. Size matters: Bigger is faster. (2009). The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 62, 1115-1122.

Sereno, M.E., Trinath, T., Augath, M., & Logothetis, N.K. (2002). Three-dimensional shape representation in monkey cortex. Neuron, 33, 635-652.