Currently Seeking Employment

 

Interested in the following or related positions:

Quantitative research in neuroscience, cognitive psychology, sensation & perception, or clinical medicine 

Bioinformatic data analyst

Bioinformatics programmer

Statistical programmer

Non-specific data visualization

Cognitive neurophysiological data analyst

Cognitive psychological data analyst

Electrophysiological data analyst

Consumer behavior data analyst

Clinical data analyst

Image data analyst

Digital artist

Hi, my name is Michael Karlovich, and this is my website! As an overview,  I am a 27-year-old residing in the suburbs of NYC. In 2015 I graduated from Union College in Schenectady, New York. At Union, I received a top-notch multidisciplinary liberal arts education while I majored in cognitive neuroscience and philosophy.

Along with a skill set of excellent programming, statistics, and data analytics, at the core of my scientific background lies a knowledge-base of cognitive, biological, and computational neuroscience, sensation, and perception (in particular vision), and psychological and clinical research methods.

I have spent the last five years since graduating from Union College conducting scientific research on several subjects ranging from cognitive psychology to computational neuroscience to pharmaceutical trials to epidemiology. In this time I helped advance several projects; contributing to three articles published in the top journal, Neurology, and three additional articles currently in peer-review.
 

As a hobby and fun way of simultaneously developing my programming abilities and applying and exploring the principles of neuroscience, I began deeply exploring digital art. After a few years of honing my craft, I realized I developed a suite of unique techniques to make novel and beautiful digital creations. 

 

Once I began to become more confident in the quality of my work I began sharing it with people close to me. Upon receiving many comments from family and friends, along with some very unlikely serendipitous encounters with leaders in the fashion industry with whom I had to chance to share my work,  I realized people were recognizing what I was doing as not just creative output, but as art worthy of display and use in fashion and product design. From all this feedback I received, I decided to leverage my creative talents, neuroscience knowledge, and programming skills to incorporate a small business in the form of an online store, www.recursia.shop/. The webstore sells apparel, home decor products, and canvas prints featuring my work and designs.

At present, the several scientific projects I had been pursuing are coming to an end, with all of them either been published or currently in peer-review. As my time has freed up with each successive project becoming completed, I progressively developed programs to automate much of my company's operations. With my six projects completed, and my online business almost entirely automated, I am left with an abundance of time to pursue a full-time career separate from Recursia. Thus, I am now seeking to take my career to its next level!

I am at a stage where I have a  good sense of my strengths and weaknesses, a tenacious work ethic, and wield a solid command over the subject-matter which nearly the last decade of my life has been dedicated to. Most importantly, I love what I do and am eager to develop my knowledge and understanding to continue to produce world-class work. My wide skill set can be applied to several industries and fields. If you think I could be an asset to your organization and would like more information, please check out my Bio and CV pages under the About Me tab in the menu. Please click here for contact information.  

Please visit www.recursia.shop to browse the marketplace selling products and canvas prints featuring my art and designs

Michael W. Karlovich

I am Michael Karlovich, the person who this website is about and creator of everything found in this gallery!

My personal logo-mark. Combines several of my favorite design techniques. By Michael Karlovich

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The registered logomark of my small online business, Recursia® LLC. The logo utilizes a novel class of visual illusion discovered by myself in April 2019. Our hypotheses on the underlying design principles and neural correlates driving the perceptual effects of the illusion have been experimentally investigated by the Fox Lab at the NYU Center for Neural Science, under the direction of award-winning neuroscience professor and author, Pascal Wallisch, Ph.D. https://psyarxiv.com/mv6p3

As featured in Scientific American - The world’s first purposefully created stably ambiguous color illusion. Here is a link to our pre-print article on the illusion. https://arxiv.org/abs/1908.05736 By: Michael Karlovich & Pascal Wallisch

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A multidimensional visual representation of "Violin Concerto No.5 in A, 2nd Movement", using a novel audio visualization technique I created in 2017.

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A multidimensional visual representation of "1928 Ravel - Bolero", using a novel audio visualization technique I created in 2017.

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A multidimensional visual representation of "1894 Massenet - Meditation", using a novel audio visualization technique I created in 2017. By Michael W Karlovich

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So real, green egg by Michael Karlovich

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MetaHeptagon by Michael W Karlovich

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Hexispace by Michael W Karlovich

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Geometric Dreamscape #3 by Michael W Karlovich

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"Mind Gem" by Michael W Karlovich

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The Dream of Felix Klein by Michael W Karlovich

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"Breckenridge Delight" by Michael W Karlovich

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"HigherDimentional Form #43" by Michael W Karlovich

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Untitled #221 -- from "HigherDimentional Forms" Series by Michael W Karlovich

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Mandlebrot Virus -- from "HigherDimentional Forms" Series by Michael W Karlovich

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"Molecular" by Michael W Karlovich

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A play on the Picasso quote. by Michael W Karlovich

Media features of my work

Neurology® The most widely read and highly cited peer-reviewed neurology journal
 

An article I co-authored, "Socioeconomic disparities in SUDEP in the US" was chosen to be the featured research on the journal's cover for Volume 94 (number 24) June 16th, 2020. 

Scientific American®

 

A Pair of Crocs to Match the Dress: New research casts light on viral illusions 

By Stephen L. Macknik; Jan. 23, 2020

Twenty-Eight Shades of Shoes: New research using Crocs explains the dress 

By Susana Martinez-Conde, Stephen L. Macknik; Dec. 12, 2019

Buzzfeed 

First There Was "The Dress." Now We've Got These Crocs.

By Dan Vergano; Jul. 3, 2019

 

You Are Not So Smart Podcast - A Celebration of Self-Delusion

Episode 176 (in two parts):  – How a divisive photograph of a perceptually ambiguous dress led two researchers to build the nuclear bomb of cognitive science out of socks and Crocs

Hosted by David McRaney; featuring Michael Karlovich and Pascal Wallisch

Part 1 of the podcast  Aired March 9th, 2020 

Part two of the podcast Aired Mar. 25, 2020

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A play on the Picasso quote. by Michael W Karlovich