How do we percieve the visual world--a world full of different types of sensory stimulation-- brightness, color, movement, shapes, etc? How do we seletively attend to certain things while ingore other things? How does the seletive processing of information influence other cognitive functions such as decision and memory?

    These are some of the questions that we are investigating in our laboratory. We study the brain mechanisms of perception and attention using a combination of human psychophysics and funtional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). Our ultimate goal is to understand how we attend and how attention influences other cognitive functions.  Our approach is to relate behavioral performance to brain activity in order to gain insight into the fundamental mechanisms of perception and attention.

    The lab is affiliated with the Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience Program in the Department of Psychology, the Neuroscience Program, and the Cognitive Science Program at Michigan State University.

    Please feel free to browse these pages of our web site to learn more about our work.