Marta Garrido | Laboratory Head
Associate Professor Marta Garrido leads the Cognitive Neuroscience and Computational Psychiatry Laboratory at the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences at the University of Melbourne and is Chief Investigator in the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Integrative Brain Function. Marta received her PhD in 2008 from University College London. She then completed postdocs at University California Los Angeles and back at University College London. In 2013 she moved to the Queensland Brain Institute on a Discovery Early Career Researcher Award and later established her independent laboratory. In mid 2019 the lab moved to the University of Melbourne.
Jeremy TaylorI am a Senior Research Assistant in Dr Marta Garrido’s lab, where I use computation to understand prediction generation and how the brain responds to surprise. My primary focus is developing tools for visualising dynamic spatiotemporal M/EEG statistics and using machine learning techniques to classify psychiatric disorders. I graduated in electrical and biomedical engineering in 2017.
Dr Ilvana Dzafic
Dr Ilvana DzaficI am a cognitive neuroscientist using neuroimaging techniques to study cognition and reward processing in the healthy population and in schizophrenia. This research is driven by the ideas behind 'predictive coding', a theoretical framework for how the brain continually generates and updates predictive models of the world based on prior expectations and sensory experience.
Shivam KalhanFor me it starts with my curiosity on the fundamental nature of the brain and how it works to shape our reality. I have completed a BSc (Hons) in neuroscience from the University of Otago, New Zealand. Currently, I'm a PhD student in the Garrido lab investigating the neurocircuitry underpinning belief updating in addiction. When I'm not in the lab, you will most likely find me on the tennis court!
Talina BayelevaI have joined the Garrido lab as a MPhil in Neuroscience student after graduating from Griffith University with a Bachelor of Biomedical Science. My project involves analysing electroencephalography (EEG) data using machine learning in order to predict treatment response in people with schizophrenia.
Sophie LinI am interested in how the brain identifies structures, acts and adapts, through the Predictive Coding framework, in a world with uncertainty. I use perceptual decision tasks, computational modelling and functional neuroimaging to study these questions. Outside the Lab, I sometimes conduct my real-life uncertainty ‘fieldwork’ at a local kickboxing club.
Lauren AddamoI have graduated from the University of Melbourne with both a Bachelor of Science and a Graduate Diploma in Psychology. This year, I have joined the Garrido lab as a honours student and will be investigating atypical perception in psychosis-like experiences. I have adopted a Bayesian framework known as predictive coding to interpret my findings. I will use cues to manipulate prior beliefs and investigate how these impact one’s ability to learn regularities in their environment. Having majored in Zoology in my BSc, I ultimately want to work with primates and understand the similarities between their brains and our human brains.
Josh KugelI'm motivated by both a passion to improve mental health and a fascination with the relation of subjective experience and the brain. As an honours student at the Garrido lab, I get to spend my time pursuing both! My project investigates the nature of aberrant Bayesian inference in psychosis. This work aims to contribute to the development of predictive coding based accounts of psychosis.
Roshini RandeniyaMy PhD research takes a Bayesian approach to understanding sensory learning with respect to Autistic Traits and Sensory Sensitivities. I currently use neuroimaging methods such as fMRI and computational methods such as Dynamic Causal Modelling to understand the brain pathways underlying sensory learning.
Dr Kelly Garner
Dr Kelly GarnerI aim to understand how the brain instantiates the influence of expectation and reward upon the operations of selective-attention, and the subsequent consequences for sensory experience. I have joined the Garrido group on a Marie-Curie fellowship, in collaboration with Ole Jensen at the University of Birmingham, where we will combine computational neuro/magnetic imaging and DBS approaches to address this question. The rest of the time, you'll most likely find me outdoors, preferably on a rock face or upon some sand grains.
Chrys ZantisI am a textile based mid career Australian artist. As part of my ongoing exhibition Internal landscapes, I am a textile based mid career Australian artist. As part of my ongoing exhibition Internal landscapes, I am conducting my own research in the field of neuroscience, anatomy, and biotechnology interventions only through visual perspectives and for cultural perspectives for cultural outcomes, rather than scientific endeavour. I have given myself the task of looking for the poetry within the science. Even within my short time of working with Marta’s team I'm finding this poetry glimmering and glistening like a grains of gold in a swirling gold pan.