I am a neuroscientist studying the neural mechanisms of perception and consciousness in humans, as a postdoc at NYU Langone Medical Center. I attempt to understand how the brain integrates information from the outside world to create the richness of our subjective experiences. During my PhD at City University of New York, I researched touch perception and multisensory illusions such as synesthesia. I use converging brain imaging and brain stimulation techniques.

More broadly, I am interested in how scientists make use of imagination and creativity, how science is integrated into our society, and how its practice overlaps with artistic practices. I am fascinated by how science is taught from preschool to universities, and comparing comparing scientific practices across cultures and historical eras. I recently wrote an article for Hii Magazine about creativity in science and music. You can read it here.

Lua Koenig

lua.koenig at gmail.com

Neuroscience Institute
NYU Langone Medical Center
435 East 30th Street
New York, NY 10016