In the Consciousness and Computation Lab we experimentally investigate three main questions:
  • What is visual awareness? 
  • What is visual awareness good for? 
  • How is visual awareness related to attention? 
We use a variety of tools to address these topics. Most of the brain imaging (fMRI and MEG) data collection is done at the Donders Institute in Holland. In New York we focus on behavioral psychophysics experiments and signal detection theory (SDT), computational modeling, eye-tracking, and (single pulse) TMSA useful review that outlines our theoretical approach can be found in Lau & Rosenthal (2011).

We are primarily based at Columbia University's Department of Psychology at the Morningside Heights main campus in Manhattan. We are also affiliated with the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behavior in Nijmegen,  the Netherlands.