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 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

  • Barbot A & Carrasco M (2018). Emotion and anxiety potentiate the way attention alters visual appearance. Scientific Reports, 8:5938 [pdf]
  • Pham A, Carrasco M & Kiorpes L (2018).  Endogenous attention improves perception in amblyopic macaques. Journal of Vision18(3):11. [pdf]
  • Rolfs M, Murray-Smith N, & Carrasco M (2017). Perceptual learning while preparing saccades. Vision Research. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.visres.2017.11.009[pdf]
  • Cavanaugh MR, Barbot A, Carrasco M* & Huxlin KR* (2017). Feature-based attention potentiates recovery of fine direction discrimination in cortically blindpatientsNeuropsychologia.  * joint senior authorship doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2017.12.010[pdf]
  • Roberts M, Ashinoff BK, Castellanos FX & Carrasco M (2017)When attention is intact in adults with ADHD. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review[pdf]
  • Poletti M, Rucci M & Carrasco M  (2017). Selective attention within the foveola. Nature Neuroscience. doi:10.1038/nn.4622 [pdf]
  • Barbot A, Liu S, Kimchi R & Carrasco M (2017). Attention enhances apparent perceptual organization. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. doi: 10.3758/s13423-017-1365-x [pdf]
  • Yashar A, White A L, Fang W & Carrasco M (2017). Feature singletons attract spatial attention independently of feature priming. Journal of Vision17(9):7, 1–18, doi:10.1167/17.9.7. [pdf]
  • Li  HH, Rankin  J, Rinzel J, Carrasco M & Heeger DJ (2017). Attention model of binocular rivalry.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. [pdf]
  • Dugué L,  Merriam EP, Heeger DJ  &  Carrasco M (2017). Specific visual sub-regions of TPJ mediate reorienting of spatial attention. Cerebral Cortex [pdf]
  • Dankner Y, Shalev L, Carrasco M & Yuval-Greenberg S (2017). Pre-stimulus inhibition of saccades in adults with and without ADHD as an index for temporal expectations.  Psychological Science [pdf] [AAAS news]
  • Dugué L, Xue AM & Carrasco M (2017). Distinct perceptual rhythms for feature and conjunction searches. Journal of Vision [pdf]
  • Barbot A & Carrasco M (2017). Attention modifies spatial resolution according to task demands. Psychological Science [pdf] [supplementary material]
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