Dr. Alyssa A. Brewer completed her undergraduate degrees at Stanford University, with a B.S. with Honors in Biological Sciences and an A.B. in Comparative Literature with interdisciplinary honors in Humanities. She continued on at Stanford in a dual-degree graduate program, graduating with an M.D. and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience in 2007. Her work in graduate school with Brian Wandell, Ph.D., focused on computational neuroimaging measurements of visual cortex. She now is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Cognitive Sciences and Language Science, by courtesy, at the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Brewer’s research focuses on visual, auditory, and multi-sensory neuroscience, using behavioral, genetic, and high-resolution neuroimaging techniques to investigate questions ranging from the fundamental organization of human visual and auditory cortex to plasticity in visual, auditory, and sensorimotor regions.