How does the brain transform experiences into memories, and how does memory influence experience? We study how attention and perception affect what we remember, and

how memory can in turn guide our attention, perception, and goal-directed behavior. 

the latest news

Congrats to Manasi and Chinmayi for their 4-experiment preprint on how attentional fluctuations influence (or don't influence!) the temporal organization of memory.  The results will shock you! You can find the paper on our Publications page.


Congratulations to Paul for his paper on amygdala-mPFC development! He took a mulltiverse approach (2808 parallel analyses!) to show that amygdala reactivity, but not amygdala-mPFC coupling, declines w/ age. Check out his paper on our Publications page!

How do dynamic threats affect our ability to navigate in an efficient way? Check out Brian's new preprint in our Publications page — an exciting collaboration with Kevin Ochsner and the SCAN lab!

Congratulations to Mike, who was just awarded an NIH NRSA Predoctoral Fellowship (F31)! This will support his work on perceptual curiosity.

our philosophy

We like to do good science and have fun. At the same time, but also separately.

We are strongly committed to providing a positive, supportive lab environment. To learn more, read our lab manual.