Serences Lab @ UCSD

Welcome to the Perception and Cognition Lab at the University of California, San Diego, led by Prof. John Serences. We are based in the Department of Psychology, but also participate in the Neuroscience Graduate Program and the Institute for Neural Computation.

Our research focuses on understanding how behavioral goals influence perception, decision making, and memory. To investigate these questions, we employ a combination of psychophysics, modeling, and neuroimaging techniques (fMRI and EEG) in human subjects.

Lab News

  • Kirsten's NSF SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellowship grant awarded!

Recent publications

  • Kirsten's new paper on distractor history effects in early visual cortex accepted at the Journal of Neuroscience (link to biorxiv preprint)

  • Vy's new paper on similar (and dissimilar) codes for working and long term memory accepted at Cerebral Cortex (link to biorxiv preprint)

  • Maggie's new paper on the origin of cardinal biases using CNNs accepted at JOV (link to biorxiv preprint)



Contact Info

University of California, San Diego

Department of Psychology, McGill Hall

9500 Gilman Dr

La Jolla, CA 92093-0109