Srijita Karmakar

Srijita Karmakar

Graduate Student



Miguel Eckstein

Research Area

Cognition, Perception, and Cognitive Neuroscience


Before joining the VIU lab to work with Prof. Miguel Eckstein at UCSB, Srijita received her Bachelor's and Master of Science degrees from the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (Kolkata) in 2022. Having previously worked in the field of face perception, she is currently interested in understanding the mechanisms that underlie human visual perception. She likes to dabble in poetry and music in her free time.


How is visual attention modulated to allow the visual system to integrate dynamic foveal and peripheral visual features during complex visual tasks (such as, gaze-cueing and gaze-following)? What are the neural processes that drive the above attentional modulation? How might AI algorithms inform be modified to be more human-like in performing said visual tasks? These are some of the questions that Srijita intends to answer during her graduate studies.