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

Third lab preprint! We found that the hippocampus and mPFC prepare for upcoming attentional states. To read more, check out the paper in our publications page!

Another lab preprint! We show that hippocampal damage impairs attention to spatial relations. Check out the paper in our publications page.

Dr. Aly was awarded a NARSAD Young Investigator Grant! This grant will fund some of the lab's work on interactions between attention and memory.

The Aly Lab is recruiting! We are looking for a graduate student to start in Fall 2020. Reach out to Dr. Aly to learn more.

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.

Columbia University

Department of Psychology

406 Schermerhorn Hall

1190 Amsterdam Avenue

New York, NY 10027