Welcome to our lab!
Our research is dedicated to the Cognitive Neuroscience of Attention and Time Perception.
We are striving to understand how the brain achieves cognitive feats such as attention and timing. In order to do so, we test predictions that stem from physiological models that can efficiently predict behaviors or physiology.
Attention presents an interesting conundrum for the study of cognition and cognitive neuroscience. Our ability to select relevant portions of sensory input and ignore others is a computational routine that engages many systems. We are interested in how this is carried out in time, as well as in space, incorporating models for feature attention as well as cross modal attention.
Our work on timing has two main focuses. At a psycho-physical level we would like to come up with good measures that will improve our grasp of how information is integrated into one perceptual moment. At a physiological level, we are developing a neural model for how people encode the passage of time. We hope to eventually be able to delineate a hierarchy in time processing ranging from the sensory-specific sub-second interval timing to the supra-second time scales within and between different modalities. In order to do so, we employ noninvasive physiology, and are building a multi modal experimental setup.
We are grateful to our funders, including the European Research Council, The James S. McDonnell Foundation, Joy Ventures, the Israeli Science Foundation, and the National Institute for Psychobiology in Israel.