What matters to you.

Dr. Matthew Peterson

Postdoctoral Researcher, MIT

Matthew Peterson received his PhD in Psychological and Brain Sciences from the University of California, Santa Barbara under the mentorship of Miguel Eckstein. Their work combined psychophysics, eye tracking, and computational modeling to understand how individuals select and compute information from faces for critical social tasks. Currently, he is a postdoctoral researcher in Nancy Kanwisher’s lab at MIT. By measuring our real world visual experience, MIT aims to better understand the computations the brain uses to form our beliefs about the world and others to guide our actions during normal everyday behavior.