A pair of glasses being held up to view a city scene through the lenses. The image around the glasses is blurred.

Perception and Attention Lab

Humans are constantly exposed to more sensory information – sights, sounds, smells – than we can take in. The Perception and Attention Lab studies the abilities that humans use to construct our rich perceptual lives. We are interested in the active, constructive process that is perception, and are particularly focused on understanding how we selectively attend to some things and ignore others. In doing so, we use a range of tools from psychology and neuroscience, including human behavioral methods (in-person and large-scale online research), eye-tracking, and EEG.