Kari L. Hoffman

Associate Professor

Locations / Contact Info:

0003 Computer Science & Engineering - CSE
Keele Campus
Phone: 416 736 2100 Ext. 22932

Email address(es):

khoffman@yorku.ca

Web site(s):

Perception and Plasticity Lab

Faculty & School/Dept.

Faculty of Health - Department of Psychology

Degrees

Neuroscience - 2003
Ph.D.

Affiliations

Canadian Action and Perception Network

International Society for Neuroethology

Centre for Vision Research

Autism Alliance Research Group, York Univeristy

Society for Neuroscience

Awards

Alfred P. Sloan Scholar - 2008

Early Researcher Award - 2009
Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation

Supervision

Currently available to supervise graduate students: Yes

Currently taking on work-study students, Graduate Assistants or Volunteers: Yes

Available to supervise undergraduate thesis projects: Yes

Current Research

NEURAL ENSEMBLE DYNAMICS

Perception

  • Face and object categorization and discrimination
  • Multisensory processing of social stimuli
  • Active and passive vision, role of eye movements
  • Modulation of perception by context, memory, expectation

Memory

  • Memory consolidation
  • Neural basis of learning, plasticity
  • Influence of steroid hormones on neural circuits and on memory