Read the mind to Lead the mind
Our mind is a highly efficient information processor capable of incredible things – however it is far from perfect. The Fukuda Lab attempts to understand why and how to optimize the mind’s cognitive processes. We strive to read the mind by discerning the cognitive and neural mechanisms behind our information processing abilities, and to lead the mind by improving these abilities utilizing adaptive and progressive techniques.
Welcome to the Fukuda Lab
Est. 2016, Keisuke (Kei) Fukuda moved to Canada and started on his journey as a psychology professor at the University of Toronto in Mississauga.
Since coming here, Kei has endured snowstorms and geese attacks, but he nevertheless channelled all his love into the lab. Now the lab thrives on his passion for vision science research and is always welcoming new and inquisitive members!
Discover Our Research
We have a multitude of ongoing projects in a variety of disciplines of cognitive science lead by our students and collaborators using behavioural and electrophysiological methods. We are always actively leading and reading the mind!
Current Research Topics
Visual Working Memory
The information we process in our visual working memory is dynamic and constantly changing. We are examining ‘visual working memory reset’ and how we use this to deal with abrupt visual changes.
We are often over-confident in the fidelity of our memories, so that we may be confident in an inaccurate representation. We are attempting to improve and ‘calibrate’ individuals’ metacognitive accuracy through a visual working memory training procedure.
Visual Long-term Memory Modification
Practicing the retrieval of information from our long-term memory can result in changes to that information over time. How does modification bias us to alter or even forget memories we have already created?
We welcome all individuals from the University and community to participate in our experiments. To enrol and help us out as a participant please fill out the form below.
The Fukuda Lab is located inside the Communication, Culture, Information & Technology (CCT) building at the University of Toronto Mississauga campus. Please visit us in CCT 4172! The nearest (paid) parking is lot P9, or underground in the CCT garage.