Visual Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory

Members of VCN are interested in exploring human visual perception and its underlying neural mechanisms. One of our interests is to distinguish processing that requires conscious awareness from processing that does not. To pursue this, we exploit psychophysical paradigms, such as binocular rivalry, where awareness can be manipulated. In line with this research theme, we maintain an enduring interest in the perceptual inference, interactions of multiple sensory information, and visual perception in art experience. We just began trying to expand our knowledge and experience of sensory system to perception-action coordination. We're using brain imaging techniques to pinpoint neural activity associated with fluctuations in perception. We're also extending the range of research methods to eye-tracking, scalp-recorded evoke potentials, and physiological measures. Armed with those tools, we'll keep studying neural mechanisms of visual experiences.