Laura Edmondson

Laura Edmondson

PhD Student

University of Sheffield

I am currently a PhD student in the Active Touch Lab at The University of Sheffield. I work with Dr Hannes Saal on modelling cortical somatotopic maps of the hand representation. My research focuses on modelling somatosensory cortex using dimensionality reduction techniques and self-organising models. I am interested in the mechanisms which determine the topography and magnification of the hand seen in the primary somatosensory cortex of both humans and non-human primates. I also work as a teaching fellow in the Department of Psychology.

Interests

  • Computational Neuroscience
  • Somatosensation
  • Tactile perception
  • Neural coding

Education

  • PhD Psychology (Computational Neuroscience), 2017 - 2021

    University of Sheffield

  • MSc Computational and Cognitive Neuroscience, 2017

    University of Sheffield

  • BSc(Hons) Psychology, 2014

    University of Manchester, UK