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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

We are recruiting! We're looking for a research assistant / lab manager to join the Alyssano Group to study the brain's anticipation hierarchy! We're looking for someone to start in Summer 2023. Check out the ad for more details and apply now!

Congrats to Manasi and Chinmayi for their 4-experiment paper 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.

How do we balance paying attention to the external world around us vs. our internal thoughts and memories? Congratulations to Craig for his preprint investigating how hippocampal networks switch between these modes. Check out his preprint on our Publications page!

Congratulations to Paul, whose Registered Report was just accepted at Memory! This study investigated the effects of music on autobiographical memory retrieval – check it out on our Publications page!


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.

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