Meir Meshulam

Meir Meshulam

Postdoc researcher

Princeton University

Princeton Neuroscience Institute

Hasson lab

Norman lab

email: meshulam (at) princeton.edu

I am fascinated with human learning and with machine learning, which hold so much promise for each other. At Princeton, I develop tools for improving real-world learning using neuroimaging and computational methods. Previously, as a machine learning algorithm developer, I designed data analysis systems inspired by human cognition.

Interests

  • Human learning and understanding
  • Brain decoding
  • Machine Learning & Deep Learning
  • Data analysis & Signal Processing
  • Semantic Technologies

Education

  • PhD in Neuroscience, 2015

    Weizmann Institute of Science

  • MA in Cognitive Science, Specialization in the Study of Rationality, 2009

    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

  • BSc in Cognitive Science & Life Sciences, 2007

    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Projects

Think Like an Expert

Decoding understanding of computer science concepts from student brains

This means a lot

Using deep learning to model how the brain learns new meanings

May I have your attention please

Using transformer models for neural time series analysis

Boring

Using regression to find out what happens when the brain gets bored

What’s the Connection?

Leveraging unsupervised learning to study problem-solving in the human brain

Publications

(2020). Teacher-student neural coupling during teaching and learning. bioRxiv.

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(2020). Think Like an Expert: Neural Alignment Predicts Understanding in Students Taking an Introduction to Computer Science Course. bioRxiv.

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(2017). Repeated performance in problem-solving tasks attenuates human cortical responses. bioRxiv.

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(2017). Increasing suppression of saccade-related transients along the human visual hierarchy. eLife.

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(2016). Human intracranial recordings link suppressed transients rather than 'filling-in' to perceptual continuity across blinks. eLife.

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(2013). Selectivity of audiovisual ECoG responses revealed under naturalistic stimuli in the human cortex. J Neurophysiol.

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(2012). Rational emotions. Social Neuroscience.

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(2009). Three-dimensional distribution patterns of newborn neurons in the adult olfactory bulb. Journal of Neuroscience Methods.

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