jeremy freeman : about
jeremy freeman

I'm a neuroscientist. I want to know how the brain finds behaviorally-relevant structure in the ever-flowing chaos of sensory input. I obtained my BA in Neuroscience at Swarthmore College, where I studied math, biology, and psychology, and did research on cue integration in motion processing. I obtained my PhD in Neural Science from New York University, where I studied visual processing in the primate brain, using a combination of perceptual behavior, image statistics, computation, physiology, and neuroimaging. Most of my work explored how the first and second stages of processing in visual cortex represent the content of natural images, and the capacities and limits that the cortical representation places on everyday vision. I am currently a Group Leader at HHMI's Janelia Farm Research Campus, where I am using computation and closed-loop experiments to understand how neural circuits encode sensory information and guide behavior.

Outside of lab, I enjoy film, fine dining, rock n' roll, and regular exercise.