Peggy Series




Since July 2006, I am a lecturer (equivalent to Assistant Professor in the US) at ANC, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh, UK.

I was born in France near Bordeaux in 1974. I moved to Versailles in 1991 to study maths and physics, and to Paris in 1993 to study Computing and Electronical Engineering. I graduated in 1996 from the Institut Superieur d'Electronique de Paris (ISEP). I spent 1995-1996 in COGS, at the University of Sussex, Brighton (UK) from which I received a M.Sc. degree in Knowledge Based Systems (Artificial Intelligence). I subsequently graduated in Biomathematics (DEA, equivalent M.Sc) from the Universite de Paris VI.

I did my PhD in Computational Neuroscience, at U. N. I. C., Gif-sur Yvette, France, with Yves Fregnac and Jean Lorenceau. My work focussed on the non-classical properties (contextual modulations) of the receptive fields of primary visual cortex neurons and their perceptual correlates.

From 2002 to 2004, I was a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Alex Pouget at the University of Rochester, NY, USA.

I then joined Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit, UCL, in London, UK. In 2006-07, I spent 9 months in NYC, working at NYU with Eero Simoncelli.

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What is our role in the universe as human agents capable of knowledge? What makes us intelligent cognitive agents seemingly endowed with consciousness? This is the second part of the course 'Philosophy and the Sciences', dedicated to Philosophy of the Cognitive Sciences. Scientific research across the cognitive sciences has raised pressing questions for philosophers. The goal of this course is to introduce you to some of the main areas and topics at the key juncture between philosophy and the cognitive sciences.

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