2011 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: undeclared
Supported by: Pitch Johnson
Mentor: Kalanit Grill-Spector, Associate Professor of Psychology

Makiko Fujimoto is a rising sophomore, potentially majoring in human biology. She is Japanese but moved multiple times and graduated from International School Bangkok. She is working in Dr. Grill-Spector's Vision and Perception Neuroscience Lab. Makiko is investigating whether the fixating movements of people's eyes determine how effective they are at facial recognition, and how different fixating patterns influence this. She hopes to study more about how human behavior is affected by biological functions and to eventually investigate more factors affecting facial recognition including brain mechanisms. In her free time, she does ballet and likes to scan through music blogs.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 17, 2011:

Investigations of Eye Tracking During Encoding and Recognition of Visual Categories

Makiko Fujimoto2, Alina Liberman1, Golijeh Golarai1, Kalanit Grill-Spector1
[Department of Psychology1, Stanford University; undeclared major2]