Nori Jacoby

Research group leader, Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics in Frankfurt
  • Germany

About Nori Jacoby

My research focuses on the internal representations that support and shape our sensory and cognitive abilities, and on how those representations are themselves determined by both nature and nurture. I address these classic issues with new tools, both by applying machine learning techniques to behavioral experiments, and by expanding the scale and scope of experimental research via massive online experiments and fieldwork in locations around the globe. I am currently a Research Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics in Frankfurt, where I direct the "Computational Auditory Perception" group. Previously, I was a Presidential Scholar In Society And Neuroscience at Columbia University, and a postdoc at Josh McDermott's Computational Audition Lab at MIT, and at Tom Griffiths's Computational Cognitive Science Lab at UC Berkeley. I completed my Ph.D. at the Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences (ELSC) at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem under the supervision of Naftali Tishby and Merav Ahissar, and hold a B.Sc. in Mathematics and Physics and an M.A. in mathematics from the same institution.


Behavioural sciences Cognitive science Psychology


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