Elissa Aminoff

Assistant Professor of Psychology
Curriculum Vitae

Email: eaminoff@fordham.edu

Rose Hill Campus: Dealy Hall, Room 332
Phone: 718-817-3480

 

Education

  • 2001 ScB in Cognitive Neuroscience, Brown University
  • 2005 MS in Psychology, Harvard University
  • 2008 PhD in Psychology, Harvard University

Major Research Interests

My research focuses on the use of a combination of neuroimaging techniques (fMRI, EEG, MEG, ECoG), computational models (e.g. artificial vision models), and cognitive theory to investigate how visual information is processed in the brain. Specifically, I investigate how experience and context interacts with visual perception by investigating the intersection of high-level vision and memory.

Courses

  • PSYC 1100 Biopsychology
  • PSYC 3110 Cognitive Neuroscience

Recent Publications

Aminoff, E., Li, Y., Pyles, J., Ward, M., R. M. Richardson, & A. Ghuman. (2016). Associative hallucinations result from stimulating left ventromedial temporal cortex. Cortex, 83, 139-144.  

Tarr. M & Aminoff, E. (2016). Can big data help us understand human vision? In, Jones, M. (Ed.), Big Data in Cognitive Science. Psychology Press (Taylor & Francis).    

Kim, J.*, Aminoff, E.*, Kastner, S., & Behrmann, M. (2015). The neural basis of developmental topographic disorientation. Journal of Neuroscience, 35, 12954-12969.  * Equal contribution.

Aminoff, E. & Tarr, M. (2015). Associative processing is inherent in scene perception. PLoS ONE, 10(6): e0128840.

Aminoff, E., Toneva, M., Shrivastava, A., Chen, X., Misra, I., Gupta, A. & Tarr, M. (2015). Applying artificial vision models to human scene understanding. Front. Comput. Neurosci. 9:8. doi: 10.3389/fncom.2015.00008. Special Research Topic: Integrating computational and neural findings in visual object perception.

Aminoff, E., Freeman, S., Clewett, D., Tipper, C., Frithsen, A., Johnson, A., Grafton, S., & Miller, M. (2015). Maintaining a cautious state of mind during a recognition test: A large-scale fMRI study. Neuropsychologia, 67, 132-147.

Aminoff, E. (2014). Putting scenes in context. In, Kveraga, K. & Bar, M. (Eds), Scene Vision: Making sense of what we see (pp. 135-154). Cambridge: MIT Press.

Hermunstad, A., Brown, K., Bassett, D., Aminoff, E., Frithsen, A., Johnson, A.,Tipper, C., Miller, M., Grafton, S., & Carlson, J. (2014). Structurally-constrained relationships between cognitive states in the human brain. PLOS Computational Biology 10: e1003591.

Aminoff, E., Kveraga, K., & Bar, M. (2013). The role of the parahippocampal cortex in
cognition. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 17, 379-390.

Recent Presentations

Yang, Y. Kass, R., Tarr, M., & Aminoff, E. (2016, December). A state-space model of cross-region dynamic connectivity in MEG/EEG. Poster presentation at the annual conference of Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS), Barcelona, Spain.

Aminoff, E., & Tarr, M. (2016, November). Framing scene perception in the brain. Talk presentation at the annual meeting of the Society of Neuroscience, San Diego, CA.

Aminoff, E. (2016, June). Decoding the neural basis of visual cognition. IdeasLab Talk presentation at the World Economic Forum, Tianjin, China. https://youtu.be/1UYrGP4ljJw

Yang, Y. Kass, R., Tarr, M., & Aminoff, E. (2016, May). Exploring spatio-temporal neural basis of scene processing with MEG/EEG using a convolutional neural network. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Visual Science Society, St. Pete, FL.

Aminoff, E., Li, Y., Pyles, J., Ward, M., Ghearing, G., Richardson, R. M., Ghuman, A. (2015, October). Stimulating Associations. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, IL.

Aminoff, E., Toneva, M., Gupta, A., & Tarr, M. (2015, May). Scene-space encoding within the functional scene-selective network. Journal of Vision, 15, 507. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Vision Science Society, St. Pete, FL.

Aminoff, E., Toneva, M., Gupta, A., & Tarr, M. (2014, November). High-dimensional encoding of scenes  in the PPA, RSC, and OPA. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Washington, D.C.

Aminoff, E. & Tarr, M. (2014, May). Anterior to posterior parahippocampal organization of scene information. Journal of Vision, 14, 1079. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Vision Science Society, St. Pete, FL.