Jirko Rubruck

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Psychology (2021 cohort)


My work investigates semantic learning in humans and artificial neural networks. Specifically, I will examine if behavioural and representational changes during the learning of semantic knowledge are analogous to those observed in artificial neural networks. To achieve this end, I employ behavioural experiments, neuroimaging, and modelling experiments. More broadly my interests include cognitive and computational neuroscience as well as machine learning.

I graduated from the University of Aberdeen with a B.Sc in Psychology in 2021. For my undergraduate thesis I employed convolutional neural networks to predict the allocation of human visual attention in natural scenes and was awarded the Alan B Milne prize for best undergraduate dissertation.