Perceptual consciousness

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Michael Pereira
SNSF Postdoc Mobility fellow

I am a postdoctoral researcher in cognitive neurosciences studying the neural mechanisms of perceptual consciousness and metacognition with psychophysics and computational modelling in healthy individuals as well as invasive electrophysiology with psychiatric and neurological patients. My goal is to find a mechanistic explanation of how single neurons in the human brain explains the fluctuations of our subjective perceptual experience within a single trial. I am currently hosted at the Laboratoire de Psychologie et NeuroCognition by Dr. Nathan Faivre, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation.

Publications

The neural correlates supporting our perceptual experience of the world remain largely unknown. Recent studies have shown how stimulus …

Numerous studies have shown that humans can successfully correct deviations to ongoing movements without being aware of them, …

A fundamental scientific question concerns the neural basis of perceptual consciousness and perceptual monitoring resulting from the …

Previous studies have shown that self-generated stimuli in auditory, visual, and somatosensory domains are attenuated, producing …

Metacognition is the set of reflexive processes allowing humans to evaluate the accuracy of their mental operations. Deficits in …

Our everyday life is full of rapid decisions such as a driver having to choose which exit to take on the highway. These rapid decisions …

Understanding how people rate their confidence is critical for the characterization of a wide range of perceptual, memory, motor and …