Neural Mechanisms of Attention, Perception & Social Cognition
Our senses are constantly bombarded by information from the world around us. While perceiving this deluge of information is a fast and effortless process, not all of this information is relevant for adaptive behavior. Attention and eye movements are fundamental mechanisms that help us select behaviorally relevant information and ignore distractors.
Our lab is interested in the neural mechanisms of perception, attention, and social cognition. More specifically, we aim to understand how neurons in different layers of the neocortex orchestrate these fundamental abilities.
Our tools include high-density electrophysiology, optogenetics, optical imaging, psychophysics and computational modeling
If you are a prospective graduate student, please apply to Yale's Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program (INP), which is the Neuroscience track of Yale's Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS) Program, and send us a note of interest.
If you are a post-doctoral candidate, please send us a CV, short summary of research interests and the names and contact information of 3 referees.