Jessica Williams

Honours Student, Former Research Assistant (2022), Former Summer Scholar (2021)



Dr. Anthony M. Harris

Current research

My Honours project investigates how spontaneous neural oscillations affect perceptual performance. Specifically, we’re interested in whether perception of a visual tilt illusion changes with the amplitude and phase of pre-stimulus alpha-band activity (8–12 Hz), as well as with the general balance of neural excitation/inhibition. We hope that this work will enhance our understanding of the mechanisms involved in perception, and further elucidate the alpha-as-inhibition hypothesis.

Research interests