Welcome to the Cognitive and Neural Organization Lab!
Our broad aim
is to characterize representational spaces of the mind
and how they are mapped onto the surface of the brain
We focus primarily on high-level visual representation: how do we organize our knowledge of objects, actions, and scenes?
is to leverage the spatial structure in neural responses to gain insight into functional organization of the mind and brain.
The spatial topography and connectivity of neural regions are driven by powerful biological organizing principles that broadly
reflect the computational goals of the system. As such, we aim to develop models of what
regions do in the context of where
fall and why
they come to be organized that way.
we use include functional neuroimaging and behavioral methods in human participants.
We supplement these empirical techniques with formal computational methods to relate representational spaces
defined at a cognitive level with the spatial topography of neural responses.
William James Hall 784
33 Kirkland St
Neural organization in high-level vision
Object Representation: Real-World Size
Long-term memory has the same limit on fidelity as working memory.
Brady, T. F., Konkle, T., Gill, J., Oliva, A., & Alvarez, G. A. (2013).
Psychological Science, 24 (6), 981-990.
Visual and Tactile Motion
Sensitive period for a vision-dominated response in human MT/MST.
Bedny, M., Konkle, T., Pelphrey, K., Saxe, R., & Pascual-Leone, A. (2010).
Current Biology, 139(3), 20(21),1900-6.
Tactile Rivalry Demonstrated with an Ambiguous Apparent-Motion Quartet.
Carter, O. L., Konkle, T., Wang, Q., Hayward, V., & Moore, C. I. (2008).
Current Biology, 18(14), 1050-4.
Bilateral Pathways Do Not Predict Mirror Movements: A Case Report.
Verstynen, T. D., Spencer, R., Stinear, C. M., Konkle, T., Diedrichsen, J., Byblow, W. D., Ivry, R. B. (2007).
Neuropsychologia, 45(4), 844-852.
Current Open Positions:
A graduate student position is available starting in Fall of 2017.
We are seeking candidates who have had some previous experience in a research lab and familiarity with coding and data analysis.
To apply, please submit an application through the Department of Psychology website
and be sure to indicate my name
in your application.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.