I am currently a graduate student at the University of California, San Diego in the Department of Psychology. My current research focuses on the mechanisms underlying multisensory perception, including how information from our senses is integrated into a unitary percept and the mechanisms supporting our multisensory body-image. More broadly, my work studies neural and qualitative aspects of perception, cognition, and behavior in the context of neural connectivity and plasticity, and methods of repair when things go wrong. Given that even healthy individuals can experience the world in vastly different ways, much of my research focuses on understanding the brain through an individual differences approach. This route allows me to study 'quirks' in the population (e.g. synesthesia, phantom limbs, apotemnophilia) to help in our understanding of normal cognition. This approach is all the more relevant in studies on aging and disease, in which the trajectory of an individual is biased by a lifetime of experiences.