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 began his professorship in the Perception, Cognition, and Language cluster of the Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto Mississauga.
While still getting used to the snowstorms and geese attacks, Kei loves to support the student body as the Department’s Undergraduate Research Coordinator and is always welcoming inquisitive members to participate in the Fukuda Lab as we discuss and explore vision science.
Some Main Areas of Research
Visual Working Memory
The visual world around us is constantly changing. How does working memory retain and update its representations in response to dynamics in the environment?
Our ability to reliably assess our own cognitive performance is critical to everyday decision-making. However, these assessments are not always aligned with reality. Can metacognition be improved with training and feedback?
Visual Long-term Memory
Aspects of retrieval can facilitate memory accessibility, but can also make memory susceptible to false or misleading information. What mechanisms modulate these contrasting mnemonic outcomes?
Interested in participating in some hands-on research? You can fill out the form below and our Lab Manager will get back to you as soon as possible on how you can try out some current experiments! For more information, you can also take a look here!
For individual contacts, please see the People page. You can also give us a call at 905.569.4870.
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.