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 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!
The Fukuda Lab is currently CLOSED for in-person testing and office hours during this time. While we hope to resume in-person activities soon, we are closely following the recommendations issued by the University in order to maintain a safe environment for all students and community members. Please see here for current updates from the University, and here for more information for current students.
Present lab activities are being conducted virtually, online. To get involved or learn more, please email our lab assistant.
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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 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 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
Aspects at retrieval can facilitate memory accessibility, but can also make memory susceptible to false or misleading information. What cognitive mechanisms modulate these contrasting mnemonic outcomes?
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.