Kamila Jozwik

I am a Sir Henry Wellcome fellow currently working with Jim DiCarlo and Nancy Kanwisher at MIT and Zoe Kourtzi at the University of Cambridge. I’m also a member of the Center for Brains, Minds & Machines. I am interested in modelling the visual object representations in the brain and behaviour, for human and monkey, using deep neural networks and conceptual models. 


Research interests

Broadly I'm interested in the following questions:
  • How does the primate brain process visual information? 
  • More specifically - how does the primate brain recognise objects? 
  • What are the underlying computations of visual processing? 
I use fMRI, EEG, MEG, behavioural measures and single-cell recording data, together with computational modelling to understand these processes better. 


After a completion of a BSc in Biotechnology at the University of Warsaw, I did an MPhil and a PhD in Biological Sciences at the University of Cambridge. My PhD was in the field of breast cancer genomics where I worked with Jason Carroll. I collaborated with Simon Baron-Cohen using genomics techniques in autism research. During the PhD, in parallel to the genomics research, I started working with Marieke Mur and Niko Kriegeskorte to gain experience in cognitive computational neuroscience, investigating feature-based and categorical representations in object recognition. Subsequently, I was a Humboldt fellow working with Radek Cichy at the Free University Berlin, studying animacy dimensions in object recognition and comparing words and images object representations.