Always determined to understand a multitude of perspectives, Jeffrey Doon first became interested in working in the interdisciplinary fields of neuroscience and neural modeling as an undergraduate at UCLA. In 2006, he received a BS in psychobiology with a minor in cognitive science and a specialization in computing and immediately joined the Department of Cognitive and Neural Systems at Boston University to research the brain while pursuing a PhD.
With CELEST, Jeffrey’s research focuses on visual attention. He has worked closely with CELEST governing board members Ennio Mingolla at Boston University and George Alvarez at Harvard University on research that examines the capabilities and limitations of the human visual system to allocate attention fluidly to multiple objects according to value. Recently, he has been exploring the practical features of visual search as they pertain to radiologists with experimental research in collaboration with the Center for Advanced Medical Imaging (CAMI) of Brigham & Women’s Hospital, led by Jeremy Wolfe, a Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School.
As the past co-president of the CELEST student/postdoc organization, Jeffrey Doon is an active member of the CELEST Science of Learning Center. He has helped unify the CELEST community by his efforts in organizing various center-wide activities such as the ICCNS conference volunteer effort, several social and team-building events, and the annual CELEST retreat. In addition to the aforementioned contributions, he represents the students and postdocs in CELEST governing board meetings and is the CELEST representative on the planning committee for the 2011 inter-Science of Learning Centers (iSLC) student and postdoctoral conference.
Last updated on May 18, 2011