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

Congratulations to Mike for his preprint on perceptual curiosity! How are neural signatures of sensory uncertainty translated to subjective ratings of curiosity? Check out his preprint on our Publications page!

Congratulations to Paul, who just submitted his Stage 2 Registered Report, investigating the effects of music on autobiographical memory retrieval! This is the first Registered Report for the Aly Lab – check it out on our Publications page!


Congrats to Zall for his 4-experiment preprint on how long-term memory and working memory compete and cooperate to guide attention! Is working memory more distracting? Check out the paper (Publications page) to find out!

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.

How do dynamic threats affect our ability to navigate in an efficient way? Check out Brian's preprint 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.