Welcome! I am a third year Ph.D. student at Princeton University in the Department of Psychology and the Neuroscience Institute working under the supervision of Professor Jordan Taylor and Professor Nathaniel Daw. I completed my bachelor degree in Psychology at the National Autonomous University of Mexico supervised by Professor Arturo Bouzas. I was also a visiting student at the Department of Psychology at the University of Arizona where I collaborated with Professor Robert Wilson. My work focuses on building computational models of how people learn complex motor associations, for example, to play video games or to drive a car. When I am not in the lab, I love going out into nature to run. I also enjoy playing chess and reading science fiction.
Learning new sensorimotor associations.
How do people learn to play a musical instrument or to drive a car? In this project, I focus on developing computational models of how humans accomplish this by making them learn non-intuitive associations in a grid-navigation game.
Separation of motor memories
If you like video games, you might have noticed that you can play multiple games with the same controller without mixing what your hands do. How do you achieve that avoiding catastrophic interference? In this project, I aim to answer this question using non-parametric Bayesian models.
Learning in changing environments
This project focuses on studying how people and other animals learn in a world that changes in predictable and unpredictable ways. I use algorithms of reinforcement learning to model this process in humans and pigeons.