Jacqueline Hynes is a doctoral candidate in Neuroscience at Brown University. With the support of her International Fulbright Science & Technology Award, she is exploring the relationship between neural activity and the perceptual world, specifically the visual world.
Since over half of the brain is either directly or indirectly involved in the processing of visual information, understanding the computational processes and the neural code underlying visual perception may bring us closer to unlocking the mysteries of the brain/mind relationship. Within the area of visual neuroscience, Jacqueline hopes to investigate how the visual system deals with time-varying visual information and how, from this encoded information, a unified and seamless perception of our world is created.
Jacqueline is from Ireland. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Science, majoring in Anatomy, from the National University of Ireland (NUIG), Galway. She then spent two years as a research assistant at the NUIG, department of Anatomy. At NUIG, she worked on a collaborative project with REMEDI, a regenerative medicine institute, and the Mayo Clinic in the United States investigating the benefits of cellular and genetic therapies on spinal cord regeneration. Since arriving in the U.S. Jacqueline has taken up snowboarding, and enjoys playing soccer.