We aim to connect our attention research with the people and the world around us. We do this by asking questions that we believe relate directly to people as social animals, often taking account of the fact that many of us live in a technological world. We are always looking for fun and interesting lines of research, as well as new ways of studying human behaviour, social attention and the brain.
Training is integral to the lab. Our philosophy is that good research is good training. Our research involves teams of two of more students composed of (i) an undergraduate student, and (ii) a graduate and/or postdoctoral student. This environment provides undergraduates with hands-on research experience, and the graduate/postdoc students with research and mentorship skills. Each year the lab trains many individuals: e.g., 10-12 undergraduates, 5-7 graduates, 2-3 postdoctoral fellows, international students and visiting scientists. The undergraduates typically go on to graduate school or medical school, the graduate students win outstanding postdoctoral fellowships, and all the postdoctoral fellows secure faculty positions world-wide.
The lab’s multidisciplinary research program includes work with children, patients, and healthy adults using a variety of techniques (e.g. natural observation, eye tracking, brain imaging, body motion tracking) aimed at answering questions ranging from basic aspects of visual attention to more complex aspects of social cognition.
We encourage you to explore all the people in the lab to get a sense of the many different lines of research that are going on.