We employ a wide array of cognitive neuroscience and psychological research methods, including behavioral psychophysics, fMRI, EEG, MEG, computational modeling, and TMS to investigate how attention affects visual perception.

 We are located in the Cognition and Perception program of the NYU Department of Psychology and associated with the Center for Neural Science under the supervision of Professor Marisa Carrasco

Participate in one of our studies!

Perceptual learning in adults with amblyopia ('lazy eye')
Experimenter: Mariel Roberts
Requirements: M or F, 18-65 yrs; clinically diagnosed with amblyopia or lazy eye, defined as a dramatic difference in visual ability between the two eyes
Sessions: 16 1-2 hr behavioral sessions that may not be separated by more than two days apart
Rate: $15/ hour, for a max of $500
Contact: nyuamblyopiastudy@gmail.com


  • Congratulations to Marisa Carrasco for becoming a Silver Professor in Psychology and Neural Science
  • Congratulations to Dr Rachel Denison who will be an Assistant Professor at Boston University (Fall 20)
  • Congratulations to Mariel Roberts for receiving the Deans Dissertation Award (AY 19-20)
  • Congratulations to Angela Shen, for winning 2nd place for her poster at the NYU Annual Master's Research Conference!
  • Congratulations to Hsin-Hung Li and Ian Donovan, for successfully defending their PhD dissertations
  • Congratulations to Jasmine Pan, for winning 1st place for her poster at the NYU Undergraduate Research Conference!
  • Congratulations to Xiuyun Wu, for winning 1st place for her poster at the NYU Annual Master's Research Conference!


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

Recent Publications

  • Yashar A, Wu X, Chen J & Carrasco M (2019). Crowding and binding: Not all feature-dimensions behave in the same way. Psychological Science. [pdf]
  • Fernández A, Li HH & Carrasco (2019). How exogenous spatial attention affects visual representation. Journal of Vision. [pdf]
  • Donovan I, Zhou YJ & Carrasco M (2019). In Search of Exogenous Feature-Based Attention. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics [pdf]
  • Kupers ER, Carrasco M & Winawer J (2019). Modeling visual performance differences 'around' the visual field: A computational observer approach. PLOS Computational Biology [pdf]
  • Waite SA, Grigorian A, Alexander RG, Macknik SL, Carrasco M, Heeger D & Martinez-Conde S (2019). Analysis of Perceptual Expertise in Radiology – Current Knowledge and a New Perspective. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience [pdf]
  • Li HH, Pan J & Carrasco M (2019).  Presaccadic attention improves or impairs performance by enhancing sensitivity to higher spatial frequencies. Scientific Reports  [pdf]
  • Vetter P*, Badde S*, Phelps EA & Carrasco M (2019)  Emotional faces guide the eyes in the absence of awareness. eLife  *equal contribution   [pdf]
  • Denison R, Yuval-Greenberg S & Carrasco M (2019). Directing voluntary temporal attention increases fixational stability.  Journal of Neuroscience [pdf]
  • Michel M, Beck D, Block N, Blumenfeld H, Brown R, Carmel D, Carrasco M, et al. (2019). Opportunities and challenges for a maturing science of consciousness. Nature Human Behavior  [pdf]
  • Fernández A, Denison RN & Carrasco M (2019). Temporal attention improves perception similarly at foveal and parafoveal locations. Journal of Vision [pdf]
  • Amit R, Abeles D, Carrasco M & Yuval-Greenberg S (2019). Oculomotor inhibition reflects temporal expectations.  Neuroimage[pdf]
  • Carrasco M & Barbot A (2019).  Spatial attention alters visual appearance. Current Opinion in Psychology [pdf]