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Ben Willmore

PhD, MSc, MA (Cantab)

Departmental Lecturer

I am interested in how neurons represent and process sensory information, particularly under naturalistic conditions. To investigate this, I use electrophysiological recording to measure how neurons respond to complex sounds, and then build computational models to understand those responses.

I obtained my PhD at Cambridge University with David Tolhurst, working on computational models of neurons in the visual system. I continued this work as a postdoc with Jack Gallant at the University of California Berkeley. In 2006, I moved to Oxford to work in Andy King's group, to work on neural coding in the auditory system.

I lecture for the MSc in Neuroscience and the BA in Biomedical Sciences. I also give tutorials on sensory neuroscience and neural coding to second- and third-year medical students.

Doctoral Training Centre Degrees