Vision and Attention Lab

Welcome to the web home of the Vision and Attention lab, one of many vision research labs in the Psychology Department at the University of Minnesota.

We are physically located in rooms N8-N14 Elliott Hall on the East Bank of the University's Minneapolis campus.

We are exploring the neural basis of human vision, visual attention, and visual awareness.

Current research projects include:

  • the spatial and temporal properties of the early visual cortex
  • the effect of attentional modulation at different cortical sites
  • the nature and dynamics of binocular rivalry
  • pattern, color, and motion adaptation processes
  • high level cognition

Both psychophysical and neuroimaging (fMRI, EEG) methods are used in these studies.

Research in our lab is supported in part by grants from the James S McDonnell Foundation and the National Eye Institute.