Research Labs

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Bishop Lab - Recent directions in the Bishop lab include investigation of the neural substrate of anxiety-related biases in perception and attention, the brain basis of individual differences in face processing, and use of computational neuroscience approaches to investigate individual differences in contingency learning with specific regard to fear-conditioning and decision making.

Bunge Lab - The Bunge lab uses behavioral and brain imaging techniques to examine how we control our thoughts and actions to make them consistent with our internal goals. The goal is to elucidate the mechanisms underlying control processes, as well as to characterize the nature of the contributions of the prefrontal cortex and associated brain regions to cognitive control, in children and adults.

Deacon Lab - The Deacon lab combines evolutionary anthropology and comparative neuroanatomy to explain how humans evolved unique brains and behavioral abilities.

D'Esposito Lab - The D'Esposito lab is a cognitive neuroscience research laboratory within the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute and Department of Psychology at the University of California at Berkeley.

Gallant Lab - The Gallant lab develops computational models that describe and predict how the brain represents information under naturalistic conditions (i.e., natural movies, natural speech and natural tasks). See also:

Hsu Lab - The neuroeconomics lab studies the neural basis of economic behavior, including both individual and social aspects.

Ivry Lab - The Cognition and Action (CognAc) lab is interested in how people perform and learn skilled actions. We use a range of cognitive neuroscience tools including functional imaging, transcranial brain stimulation, and behavioral studies of patients with neurological disorders.

Jagust Lab - The Jagust lab is engaged in the study of brain aging and dementia, using a wide range of brain imaging techniques in order to understand the anatomic, biochemical and neurochemical bases of changes in behavior with age and dementia.

Knight Lab - The Knight lab studies the contribution of human prefrontal cortex to the control of cognitive and social behavior. The lab uses EEG, MRI and behavioral techniques in patients with frontal lobe damage in an effort to understand the neural mechanisms of cognitive processing.

Kring Lab - The Emotion and Social Interaction lab uses behavioral, psychophysiological, and brain imaging methods to study the linkages between emotion and cognitive control, goal directed behavior, and social interaction. A major focus of our research is on how these linkages go awry in different mental disorders, including schizophrenia and depression.

Lustig Lab - Miki Lustig's research is focussed on developing rapid MRI pulse sequences and reconstructions.

Robertson Lab - Research topics for the Robertson lab range from attentional and perceptual disorders from brain injury in humans to perceptual organization and selective attention in normal perception and attention.

Shimamura Lab - The Shimamura Lab investigates the neural bases of human learning and memory using a variety of brain imaging techniques, including fMRI.

Silver Lab - The Silver lab uses a combination of behavioral, neuroimaging, electrophysiological, modeling, and pharmacological techniques to characterize the neurophysiological and neurochemical substrates of visual perception, attention, and learning in healthy humans and patient populations.

Vandsburger Lab - NEW! We combine the development of novel MRI methods with integrative biology of heart failure and regeneration to create new tools to reduce mortality from heart failure. (Website link to come.)

Walker Lab - Research in the Walker laboratory focuses on cognitive aspects of the sleeping brain using a multimodal imaging approach, including functional MRI (fMRI), neurophysiological and psychophysical techniques.

Whitney Lab - The Whitney Lab studies perception and action, visual cognition, cognitive neuroscience and development.