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Per Benjamin Sederberg

Associate Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Psychology
Office location and address
485 McCormick Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Biography

Dr. Sederberg will be joining the Psychology Department in the Fall of 2017. His research broadly investigates the successes and failures of human memory with the overarching goal of developing a comprehensive theory of memory formation and retrieval that links behavior to underlying neural mechanisms. His work combines a number of approaches to uncover the neural correlates and develop computational models of the complex dynamics of human memory processes, including multivariate analysis of neural data collected via fMRI and EEG, large-scale behavioral experiments, and computational modeling to guide and interpret his experimental findings.

Midbrain circuits for perceptual decision-making
Source: U.S. NIH Institute of Neurological Disorders & Str
May 01, 2021 – April 30, 2024
Real-World Episodic Memory
Source: Oculus Vr, LLC
September 01, 2018 – July 18, 2021
Collaborative Research: NCS-FO: Learning Efficient Visual Representations From Realistic Environments Across Time Scales
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate Computer & Info. Sciences
September 01, 2017 – August 31, 2020
SUPREME: Sensing to Understanding and Prediction Realized via an Experiment and Modeling Ecosystem
Source: OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
September 01, 2017 – March 29, 2019
PSYC 2559: New Course in Psychology
Credits: 1–4
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject area of psychology.
PSYC 3590: Research in Psychology
Credits: 2–3
An original experimental project is undertaken in which each student is responsible for the design and operation of the experiment. S/U grading. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: 14 credits of psychology and instructor permission.
COGS 3960: Cognitive Science Research
Credits: 3
This course aims to provide faculty-supervised research experience. A faculty mentor should be identified before enrollment. S/U grading. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: Faculty supervisor permission.
NESC 3960: Research in Neuroscience
Credits: 3
Students in Neuroscience major are expected to participate in active research, supervised by a faculty research mentor. The course grade is based on 10 hours/week lab work toward achieving term goals that are determined individually at the beginning of the term. Students are expected to submit a Term Plan one month after the first day of classes and a Progress Report two weeks before the last day of classes.
PSYC 4500: Special Topics in Psychology
Credits: 3
Topical Offerings in Psychology
COGS 4970: Distinguished Major Thesis
A two-semester course in which the student prepares a thesis under the supervision of a departmental faculty member. The thesis may be based on empirical research conducted by the student or a critical review or theoretical analysis of existing findings.
PSYC 5332: Quantified Cognition
Credits: 3
This class will provide the foundation necessary to start thinking mechanistically about how neural function gives rise to cognition. Although the focus will be on problems in psychology and neuroscience, the material will have potential for broad application and will cover topics including computational modeling, artificial intelligence, and machine learning.
PSYC 5559: New Course in Psychology
Credits: 3
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject area of psychology.
DS 6011: Data Science Capstone Project Work I
Credits: 1
This course is designed for capstone project teams to meet in groups, with advisors, and with clients to advance work on their projects.
DS 6013: Data Science Capstone Project Work II
Credits: 1–2
This course is designed for capstone project teams to meet in groups, with advisors, and with clients to advance work on their projects.
PSYC 7559: New Course in Psychology
Credits: 1–4
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject area of psychology.
PSYC 8998: Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Thesis
Credits: 1–12
For master's research, taken before a thesis director has been selected.
PSYC 9501: Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
Independent laboratory research undertaken with advisor. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory and can be repeated. Instructor permission required.
PSYC 9502: Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
Independent laboratory research undertaken with advisor. Graded and can be repeated. Instructor permission required.
PSYC 9998: Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Doctoral Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral research, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.
PSYC 9999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.