Visscher Lab

About the Lab

How is it that we can process the same information in different ways at different times? Humans have a remarkable ability to process inputs from the environment flexibly. Our lab is interested in understanding what brain mechanisms underlie this ability. Evidence suggests that the brain’s state before a stimulus is presented may impact the way the stimulus is processed at the time and remembered in the future. We use a variety of tools to better understand this effect. We study human behavior and brain activity using precise behavioral measurements (including psychophysics and tracking of eye movement), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and electroencephalography (EEG).

We are currently recruiting for the following positions:

Undergraduates who join the lab currently should have experience with and interest in algorithms and computer programming as well as interest in understanding how the brain gives rise to behavior. We prefer undergraduates who can spend at least two semesters working in the lab.

Dr. Visscher can act as a formal advisor for students in the following UAB programs: Graduate Biomedical Sciences (including Neurobiology and Cellular and Molecular Biology), Psychology, and Biomedical Engineering.