The Fukuda Lab

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.

Our Beginnings

Welcome to the Fukuda Lab

Est. 2016, Keisuke (Kei) Fukuda moved to Canada and began his journey as a professor in the Perception, Cognition, and Language cluster of the Psychology Department at the University of Toronto in Mississauga.

Since coming here, Kei has endured snowstorms and geese attacks, but he nevertheless channels all his love into the lab. Now the lab thrives on his continued 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 world around us is constantly changing. How does working memory retain and updates its representations in response to dynamics in the environment?

Metacognition

Our ability to reliably assess the accuracy of our memory is critical to everyday decision-making. However, our confidence is not always aligned with actual memory fidelity. Can we improve individuals’ metacognitive accuracy through training?

Visual Long-term Memory

Retrieval can facilitate future memory accessibility, but can also make memory susceptible to false or misleading information. What cognitive mechanisms modulate these contrasting mnemonic outcomes?

Participate!

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.

Contact Information

Thanks for your interest in our lab! Any questions can be directed to the emails of one of the people below.

Principal Investigator

Keisuke Fukuda

General Information

905.569.4870

Lab email

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.