Fabian A. Soto Caro is an Associate Professor in Psychology department and the Center for Children and Families.
Sage Junior Fellow, Sage Center for the Study of the Mind and Laboratory for Computational Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
Ph.D., Cognition and Perception, Department of Psychology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
M.S., Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile
- Dr. Soto studies the neural and computational mechanisms of learning and generalization at work during object categorization and causal learning. His research focuses on how existing visual representations shape the mechanisms of learning and generalization that are deployed in a particular task, and how in turn learning modifies visual representations. His research involves developing computational models of these processes, and testing them using brain imaging (both fMRI and EEG) and behavioral research.
Scholarly & Creative Works
principal investigator on
- Determining the independence of face dimensions through an extended multidimensional signal detection theory awarded by National Science Foundation 2020 - 2023
- Perceptual and decisional processes underlying face perception biases in clinical depression awarded by National Institute of Mental Health 2017 - 2021
- Fabian Soto Caro
- https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1001-679X (confirmed)