Laurel Symes, Ph.D. is Featured in Nature Article

Dr. Laurel Symes, Neukom Fellow, is featured in the Nature article, Research Protocols:  A forest of hypotheses.  In her work on sensory perception and decision making, Dr. Symes uses a method called multiple-working-hypotheses.  This method allows her to consider several hypotheses at once rather than focusing in on a single hypothesis.  While this approach requires extensive preparation before the start of experiments and continual refinement of hypotheses during the experiments, it allows researchers to avoid ignoring possible explanations that would be excluded using a single hypothesis.