Understanding learning, memory and perception through the lens of neuroscience & psychology
How does our brain transform perceptions into interconnected knowledge?
Our lab works at the intersection of neuroscience and psychology, drawing on learning, memory consolidation, sleep, perception, and computer science.
We use cognitive experiments and neuroimaging, with newly developed computational tools, to understand cognition and the human brain.
The lab is delighted to have received an award from the National Science Foundation. The funded research will examine how our brain represents different granularities of concepts (such as animal, mammal, dog, Labrador, Fido) using fMRI.
Heather has a new first-author paper now In press at NeuroImage, titled "Neural pattern similarity across concept exemplars predicts memory after a long delay". Congratulations, Heather!
Marc, Griff and John have published a new paper in Learning & Memory, titled "Influences on memory for naturalistic visual episodes: Sleep, familiarity, and traits differentially affect forms of recall."
A recent post in the Psychonomic Society highlights some of the lab's findings on our memory for words, and their associations
Congratulations to Griff for his new first-authored paper in Cerebral Cortex!
Marc is honored to be named a 2019 Association for Psychological Science Rising Star
Marc, Griff, Essang and John shared their work at the 2019 Society for Neuroscience in Chicago:
Congratulations to Brandon for his first first-author paper now In Press at NeuroImage - "Word inversion sensitivity as a marker of visual word form area lateralization: An application of a novel multivariate measure of laterality"
A new NeuroImage paper finds that human visual cortex activity is changed after learning the real-world size of a novel animal - see our paper here!
Marc N. Coutanche, PhD
Psychology & Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition
Learning Research & Development Center