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Kim Beneyton is a French thesis student working in the field of cortical architecture, coding and perception in the Stem-cell and Brain Research Institute (Inserm, Lyon, France).
She joined the Predictive Brain Lab (Donders Center for Cognition and Neuroimaging, Nijmegen, Netherlands) in 2020. This collaboration aims to study the function and architecture of feedback connectivity with 3T and 7T laminar resolution fMRI.
According to the Predictive Coding Theory, feedback function has been underestimated and is crucial in how we perceive, learn and memorise our environment. Based on previous experiences, our brain is constantly predicting what is likely to happen. These predictions can be more or less accurate and feedback connections help us to adjust them.
In parallel to her studies, Kim also has a passion for dance, music and writing.