Richard M. Colgate Professor of Psychology; Prof Neurobiology
Ph.D., 1994, MIT
My laboratory employs functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to study visual attention, memory, decision-making, perception, and performance. One focus is to use fMRI to decode brain activity to understand how people perceive, remember, and make decisions. For example, we can guess which faces people are viewing, or determine whether people are attentive or distracted. Another goal is to use fMRI to predict individual differences in behavior. Can we use fMRI to predict how well people will perform a task, even when people aren’t doing anything while being scanned?