Kexin Chen

Graduate Student

University of California, Irvine


This is Kexin Chen. I am a second year PhD student studying Cognitive Neuroscience at the Universtity of California, Irvine. I am interested in learning how the brain create efficient representations of the world. Specifically, I focus on how motion and spatial information are represented and how they are retrieved during navigational behaviors. I am a member of the Cognitive Anteater Robotics Laboratory and am advised by Prof. Jeff Krichmar.

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For more about me please checkout my CV


  • Computational Neuroscience
  • Visual Motion Perception
  • Spatial Navigation
  • Brain-Inspired Computing


  • PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience, 2023 (Expected)

    Universtity of California, Irvine

  • BS in Cognitive Science, 2017

    Universtity of California, San Diego


A Spiking Neural Network Model for Visual Motion Perception

A spiking neural network model of macaque MSTd. MSTd-like response properties emerged from evolving STDP and homeostatic scaling …