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Humans perceive the world in rich visual detail. In just a fraction of a second, we not only detect the objects and people in our environment, but also quickly recognize people’s emotions, goals, actions, and social interactions. Detecting these higher level properties is extremely challenging even for state-of-the-art computer vision systems. How do humans extract all of this complex information with such speed and ease? My research aims to answer this question using a combination of human neuroimaging, intracranial recordings, machine learning, and behavioral techniques. Before joining Johns Hopkins, I was a postdoctoral researcher at MIT and Harvard in the Center for Brains, Minds, and Machines working with Nancy Kanwisher and Gabriel Kreiman. I completed my PhD at MIT where I was advised by Tomaso Poggio
Doctoral Thesis Title: The dynamic of invariant object and action recognition in the human visual system
Publications while at MIT:
Tacchetti A, Isik L, Poggio TA.
Annu Rev Vis Sci. 2018 Sep 15;4:403-422. doi: 10.1146/annurev-vision-091517-034103. Epub 2018 Jul 27.
Tacchetti A, Isik L, Poggio T.
PLoS Comput Biol. 2017 Dec 18;13(12):e1005859. doi: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1005859. eCollection 2017 Dec.
PMID: 29253864 Free PMC Article
Isik L, Tacchetti A, Poggio T.
J Neurophysiol. 2018 Feb 1;119(2):631-640. doi: 10.1152/jn.00642.2017. Epub 2017 Nov 8.
Isik L, Koldewyn K, Beeler D, Kanwisher N.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 Oct 24;114(43):E9145-E9152. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1714471114. Epub 2017 Oct 9. Erratum in: Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 Dec 26;:.
PMID:29073111 Free PMC Article
Isik L, Singer J, Madsen JR, Kanwisher N, Kreiman G.
Neuroimage. 2018 Oct 15;180(Pt A):147-159. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2017.08.027. Epub 2017 Aug 18.
Isik L, Meyers EM, Leibo JZ, Poggio T.
J Neurophysiol. 2014 Jan;111(1):91-102. doi: 10.1152/jn.00394.2013. Epub 2013 Oct 2.
PMID:24089402 Free PMC Article
Isik L,Leibo JZ, Poggio T.
Front Comput Neurosci. 2012 Jun 25;6:37. doi: 10.3389/fncom.2012.00037. eCollection 2012.
PMID:22754523 Free PMC Article