Taylor Webb

Welcome! I'm a postdoctoral researcher working at the intersection of computational cognitive neuroscience and artificial intelligence. My work is guided by the view that a complete understanding of human brain function will require the development of computational models that operate over real-world perceptual inputs, and perform complex naturalistic tasks. To that end, I draw on recent advances in AI to build models of cognitive processes that are grounded in naturalistic inputs, and leverage insights from these models to develop AI systems with more human-like capacities.

I'm currently appointed as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles, working with Keith Holyoak and Hongjing Lu. I also have ongoing collaborations with Hakwan Lau at the RIKEN Center for Brain Science, and Jonathan Cohen at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute. I received my PhD from Princeton University, where I worked with Michael Graziano.