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Vince Enachescu - Academic Bio

I am currently a doctoral candidate in the Neuroscience graduate program in the Dornsife College of Arts, Letters and Sciences at the University of Southern California and a visiting researcher at the Max-Planck-Institute for Intelligent Systems. My main research interests include decision making, neuro-economics and motor control as well as the related fields of machine learning and sensory motor integration.

Before coming to USC, I studied at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario where I earned a Bachelors of Science in Physics as well as a Bachelors of Science in Life Sciences (Health Sciences) and completed an undergraduate thesis entitled "The role of recurrent loops in spiking neural networks" under the supervision of Dr. Gunnar Blohm.

As part of my doctoral studies, I am currently conducting a series of psychophysics experiments investigating human decision making during simple movement tasks at the Computational Learning and Motor Control Lab (CLMC). While the main focus of this research is to better understand how the parameters of movement inform our process of selecting particular actions, we hope to use these insights to advance the state of autonomous and assistive technologies in the future.

Outside of my academic work, I am continually fascinated by the intersections between arts, technology and cognitive sciences; many subtleties of perception and cognition have long been understood by artists and used to communicate emotions and ideas. I'm a firm believer that this intuitive knowledge in the arts will continue to be a fertile ground of inspiration for furthering our understanding of the brain.

Contact details

417 Ronald Tutor Hall
3710 S. McClintock Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90089-2905

Phone: +1 (213) 740-6717

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