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Thomas O’Connell is a graduate student working in the Visual Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory with Dr. Marvin Chun. Thomas is interested in visual representation and the relationship between perception, attention, and memory. As an undergraduate at Ohio State University, Thomas developed novel gaze pattern analyses to explore stimulus-driven and content-driven attention towards natural scenes and used fMRI to explore the feature content of neural representations for natural scenes. As a graduate student at Yale, Thomas has conducted research investigating the temporal consistency of neural representations encoded in spatial patterns of brain activity, the relationship between perception and imagery for complex, naturalistic stimuli, and the feature-content of high-level visual representations for natural and artificial stimuli.