Jake Manalansan

Doctoral student
Jake Manalansan


Jake is a Ph.D. student in the Visual Perception Lab with Dr. Michael Webster. His interests range from color perception, adaptation, and consciousness research. Before coming to UNR, Jake was a lecturer of philosophy for a number of years at San Diego State University. As a philosopher, his interests lie in the philosophy of mind, the philosophy of language, epistemology and metaphysics. Having left philosophy to pursue neuroscience, his studies in perception under Dr. Webster are a stepping stone to understanding the neural processes that underlie cognition and conscious awareness.


  • Ph.D., Integrative Neuroscience, University of Nevada-Reno, 2020-Present.
  • M.A., Philosophy, San Diego State University, 2015-2019.
  • B.A., Philosophy, University of California, Los Angeles, 2012-2014.