I studied Cognitive Science at the University of Osnabrück and got my PhD at the University of Sussex in Brighton, UK. During this time I visited the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research in Frankfurt to begin fMRI studies of the visual cortex. After that, I worked in California for 7 years, first at the Center for Mind and Brain at UC Davis, and then at UC Berkeley. I have also spent time at the University of Glasgow, at the Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute in San Francisco and at the Laboratoire Psychologie de la Perception in Paris. Since October 2015 I am an Assistant Professor at Nanyang Technological University.
I graduated from University College London in 2012 with a BSc in Psychology. My final year project with Alan Johnston investigated duration perception in the visual domain. I then did my PhD at the University of Glasgow with Lars Muckli where I used fMRI to look at cortical feedback to non-stimulated regions of the primary visual cortex. Broadly speaking my interests include vision, predictive processes and consciousness. I joined the Perception lab in early 2017 and I will be using fMRI to look at predictive processes in the visual system.
I am interested in visual perception, consciousness, and attention. My current project focuses on the interaction between attention and physiology (eye blinks). Previously, I worked on investigating the vision loss with head- and eye-tracking and virtual environments (with Drs. Eliezer Peli and Alexandra Bowers), and using artificial neural networks to evaluate neurological damage to visual system (with Dr. Stephen Kosslyn). As a PhD student at National University of Singapore, I worked with Drs. Brown Hsieh and Trevor Penney on binocular rivalry and motion perception.
Ang Jit Wei, Aaron
PhD student / Teaching Assistant
I completed my BSc (Hons) in Psychology and MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience at The University of York, United Kingdom. During this time, I spent about two years at the York Neuroimaging Centre working on empirical projects involving the use of fMRI, TMS and MEG. Studies ranged from investigating the visual cortex, semantic and executive control network to the default mode network. I am broadly interested in the use of neuroimaging techniques to pinpoint the neural correlates of any given cognitive process. Specifically, I am especially interested in mind wandering and involuntary musical perception (or imagery). My current work is on the influence of eye blinks on cognition (ie. attention, semantics).
Lau Wee Kiat
W.K. Lau is a PhD candidate at the Visual Perception and Cognitive Neuroscience Lab, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He received his B.A. Arts in Psychology at Nanyang Technological University in 2014. He is involved in research related to visual and auditory perception and continuity in perception. His research interests include perception studies, auditory processing, multi-sensory integration, and statistical analysis.
Lab Manager / Research Assistant
I completed my B. Tech in Bio-engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. During my course of study, I briefly worked at the Visual Attention Lab, Harvard Medical School and the Brain and Consciousness Group, École Normale Supérieure as a research intern. My research interests include low-level visual representation and the distribution of visual attention.
Undergraduate Students 2018/2019
- Nicklaus Koh
- Chay Man Ting
- Chloe Neo
- Yvonne Tang
- Azaac Tan
Previous Lab Members
(Past and Present)
- David Whitney, Berkeley
- Richard Ivry, Berkeley
- Stephen Heinen, San Francisco
- Thérèse Collins, Paris
- Mark Wexler, Paris
- Jason Fischer, Baltimore
- Lars Muckli, Glasgow
- Sarah Weigelt, Bochum
- Romi Nijhawan, Brighton
We are looking for people that want to get involved with our research (as an undergraduate, postgraduate, or postdoc). Please get in touch, if you are interested in working with us!