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

The Aly Lab hopes to recruit one PhD student to start in our lab in Fall 2021. Applications are due December 2020. To find out more, check out these FAQs.


Welcome to our new lab manager, Zall Hirschstein! He joins us as our former lab manager, Nick Ruiz, leaves for grad school. Best of luck, Nick!!


Congrats to Nick and Monica! Their work on how nicotine affects hippocampal attention and perception is now in press at Behavioral Neuroscience. See our publications page for the link!

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