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Submitted by Matthew J. Weber

I'm currently a Ph.D. student in psychology and neuroscience at Princeton University; I expect to finish in May 2009. I'm working with Dan Osherson and Ken Norman, using fMRI, EEG and behavioral measures to study the neural representations of concepts and their characteristics (currently pairwise similarity and typicality). I'm in my second year of an NSF graduate research fellowship and a John Woodruff Simpson Fellowship from Amherst. I'd be more than happy to talk to alums or current students about any and all of these things.

From 2002-2004, I worked as a research assistant in the Princeton psychology department with Anne Treisman, doing behavioral and fMRI studies of visual selective attention.

At Amherst, I majored in computer science and Russian. My advisors were Scott Kaplan and Jane Taubman.



I live with Shin-Yi Lin '00, who's a graduate student in molecular biology at Princeton. She's working with Becky Burdine on the development of left-right asymmetry in zebrafish brains. If that's of interest to you, I can put you in touch with her.

I had a short story published in Nature magazine in August 2006. I'm hoping to follow it up with a cognitive neuroscience paper in the New Yorker. Don't hold your breath.


Amherst Magazine

Apparently I was the first alum to have created a web page on this CMS thing, which tells you what a good grad student I am. I really envisioned it as a way to offload biographical information from my NOTE plan, which is where basically all my bloglike activities happen. 


Email: mjweber02 [at] alumni [dot] amherst [dot] edu

NOTE planworld: mjweber02 (active)

URL: (satirical)

Facebook: Matt Weber (elliptical)

Livejournal: mjw (rarely updated)

Second Life: Repent Harlequin (rarely present)

AIM: mjwamh02 (I think)

Friendster: I'm there somewhere (obsolete)