Jesse Breedlove

Postdoctoral Associate

I completed my PhD in Neuroscience at MUSC in 2019 and joined the OLIV lab in 2020.
I’m interested in using fMRI to study visual experiences that occur without input from the eyes, such as mental imagery and hallucinations. I am also interested in exploring computational models of visual perception that allow for such experiences to exist and investigating how these models might be perturbed in psychosis.

I’m currently working on a project investigating the phenomenon of “non-optic sight” in blindness, which is where a blind person has visual experiences that are triggered by and consistent with some non-visual information about the environment (e.g. a blind person __seeing__ a cup after touching the cup despite the lack of retinal input).

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