RESEARCH

Understanding human vision - Our lab focuses on the problem of how the human brain is able to perceive, experience and interpret the visual world around us. Most people intuitively think that human vision works like a camera. However, if pressed, they will quickly admit that a camera can't actually "see anything" or identify the objects in a scene; it simply replicates the projected image from the environment. Thus, the nature of human visual perception remains a mystery. How do we take the images projected onto our eyes and come to see color, depth, locations, shapes or objects? Somehow, the brain takes in all this information and interprets or imposes these perceptual attributes.

Decoding Orientation and Motion Perception

Face and Object Perception

Mechanisms of Visual Attention

Visual Working Memory and Imagery

Neural Bases of Visual Awareness