We’re excited to announce that the Predictive Brain Lab’s very own Eva Berlot, Lea-Maria Schmitt and Yamil Vidal as well as Judit Fazekas from the University of Manchester have been awarded Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowships to conduct their research in our lab!

As a Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow, Eva will tackle the question of how complex, meaning-based expectations influence basic visual processing. Lea will study the computational underpinnings of efficiently representing and updating visual predictions along cortical layers. Yamil will investigate how the auditory system combines sensory evidence and prior expectations to hear in noise. Judit will probe the role of prediction in language acquisition.

The fellowships are part of a highly competitive funding scheme by the European Union to support postdoctoral researchers in honing their skills and developing their careers by going abroad for two years. We’re all the more in awe that all four applications were successful!

You can find out more about the exiting day of acceptance notifications as well as the awardees’ research plans in the press release of the Donders Institute.

Congratulations to all four awardees!—And stay tuned for some great science.