Jean-Paul Noel

Post-Doctoral Associate

Jean-Paul attended Gustavus Adolphus College for his undergraduate degree. He was a Fulbright Scholar with Dr. Olaf Blanke and Andrea Serino at EPFL. He did his Ph.D. with Dr. Mark Wallace at Vanderbilt University, and briefly worked at Facebook Reality Labs. He’s been a Post-Doctoral Associate with Dora since October 2018. In 2019 he received the Gluskho Prize for best dissertation in cognitive science (worldwide).

Jean-Paul is interested in how we build models of the world around us and of ourselves within it, and how this goes awry in psychiatric disorders. For him, “understanding” means bridging across levels of description, and thus in his research he tries to employ a variety of methods; from behavior, scalp, and intra-cranial EEG in humans, to single cell recordings in animals, and computational model (neural net or Bayesian).