Leah is a postdoctoral fellow at Boston University, where she is trying to understand how we represent the precision of our predictions in the brain. She is especially curious about what we can learn about these predictions from eye movements. She is a graduate of the neuroscience doctoral program at the University of Washington where she focused on the visual system, disentangling the multiple functions of the Frontal Eye Field in smooth pursuit behavior. She received her BA in both neuroscience and music from Oberlin College.
She is especially motivated by the possible applications of neuroscience and the scientific method to make STEM education, public policy, and science communication more effective and equitable.