Here in the Carrasco Lab we employ a wide array of cognitive neuroscience and psychological research methods, including behavioral psychophysics, fMRI, EEG, MEG, computational modeling, and TMS to study the interactions between attention and perception.

 We are located in the NYU Department of Psychology and associated with the Center for Neural Science as part of the Cognition and Perception Doctoral Program under the supervision of Dr. Marisa Carrasco, Ph.D. 


  • Congratulations to our Master's student, Xiuyun Wu, for winning 1st place for her poster at the NYU Annual Master's Research Conference!

Recent Publications

  • Barbot, A., & Carrasco, M. (2016). Attention modifies spatial resolution according to task demands. Psychological Science.  In press
  • Denison, R., Heeger, D.J. & Carrasco, M. (2017). Attention flexibility trades off across points in time. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, doi: 10.3758/s13423-016-1216-1 [pdf] [supplementary material]
    • Roberts, M., Cymerman, R., Smith, R. T., Kiorpes, L., & Carrasco, M. (2016). Covert spatial attention is functionally intact in amblyopic human adults. Journal of Vision, 16(15), 1-19. doi: 10.1167/16.15.30 [pdf]

    • Yashar, A., & Carrasco, M. (2016). Rapid and long-lasting learning of feature binding. Cognition,154, 130-138. [pdf]
    • Li, H.H., Barbot, A. & Carrasco M. (2016). Saccade preparation reshapes sensory tuning. Current Biologyhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2016.04.028. [pdf]
    • Dugué, L., Roberts, M. & Carrasco, M. (2016). Attention reorients periodically. Current Biologyhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2016.04.046. [pdf]

    Contact us

    If you wish to participate in one of our studies, please email us at carrascolabnyu@gmail.com

    Phone: 212.998.3894  
    Fax: 212.995.4349
    6 Washington Place, Rm 970
    New York, NY 10003