Please note: The Barnard Vision Lab is not accepting applications for research assistants at this time. 

Our Research

We study human visual perception, with an emphasis on selective attention, eye movements, and the limits of the brain's processing capacity. Those factors play a key role in what you are doing right now: reading.

Reading is one of the most important tasks for which humans use their visual systems. Using behavioral psychophysics, eye-tracking, and functional MRI, our primary goal at the Barnard Vision Lab is to investigate the remarkable feats and limitations of word recognition in the human brain.

Six people posing for a photograph on a rooftop terrace in New York.