People

Welcome! We are a humble team of passionate researchers; we’re passionate about vision science, the brain, and a good team barbeque in the park. Learn more below about who we are now and who we used to be – through the individuals who give their sweat and blood to help build our lab.

Principal Investigator

Keisuke Fukuda

Kei’s research focuses on our ability to select goal-related information from a plethora of irrelevant information (selective attention), represent and manipulate the selected information (working memory), and store and retrieve the information later in time (long-term memory). He approaches his research questions utilizing electrophysiological recordings (e.g., scalp EEG, ERP, single-unit recordings, and local-field potentials) and an individual differences approach. He is also interested in assisting and improving human cognition by translating the findings and techniques in cognitive psychology and neuroscience.
UTM Faculty Page

BSc (Psychology, minor in Mathematics) University of Oregon
MS (Psychology) University of Oregon
PhD (Psychology) University of Oregon

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Graduate Students & Postdocs

Caitlin Tozios

Caitlin is (still) undertaking her PhD in the Fukuda Lab. She is interested finding out what drives the Multiple Encoding Benefit (MEB) – the finding that memory performance improves with multiple opportunities to encode and retrieve information. She also enjoys dabbling with metacognitive accuracy and attempting to understand why our subjective evaluations of memory quality may not always match our objective memory strength. Caitlin tests the ecological validity of findings in psychology daily – such as the benefits of consolidation following (multiple) naps, or the social connectedness and support afforded by her cat Beaty (e.g., McConnell, Lloyd, & Buchanan, 2017).
Caitlin’s Corner

MSc (Psychology) Wilfrid Laurier University, 2017
BSc (Psychology & Neuroscience) University of Toronto, 2014

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Joseph Saito

Joey is a PhD student who is interested in memory control processes. His work in the lab incorporates behavioral and psychophysical methods to investigate how individuals retain a myriad of memories that are distinct, yet considerably interrelated and overlapping. When he’s not doing science, he enjoys going to the gym, watching sports, and reading biographies and memoirs. 

MA (Psychology) University of Toronto, 2020
BA (Psychology) University of San Francisco, 2016

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Greer Gillies

Greer is an PhD student co-supervised by Jonathan Cant from UTSC and is interested in perception and visual working memory. Her current projects involve ensemble coding and stimulus memorability. When not sobbing over an excel spreadsheet, Greer is either painting or asleep. 

MA (Psychology) University of Toronto, 2021
BSc (Psychology) University of Guelph, 2018

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Lab Manager

Jason Woo

Jason is interested in how stimuli attributes and everyday usage of memory interact with various memory processes to influence our behaviour. He is currently studying the emergence, generalizability, and benefits & costs of stimulus memorability. When not in the lab, he is probably in some sort of water swimming, out in the wilderness hiking/camping, or stuck in his bedroom reading & writing.

BSc (Psychology, Minor in Environmental Management & Biology) University of Toronto

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email Jason (general lab related)


Research Assistants

Project Leaders

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Research Assistants

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Alumni

Graduating years of Fukuda Lab alumni and where they went!

2021
Ben Park – Software Engineer, AMD
Matthew Kolisnyk – MSc (Psychology) Western University
Jerrick Teoh – Wealth Planning Manager, DBS Bank Singapore
Zoryana Babiy – MSc (Neuroscience) McMaster University
Jaskiran Garcha – MSc (Biology) University of Toronto

2020
Amanda Leonetti – MSc (Biology) University of Toronto

2019
Rosa Torres – MA (Psychology) Brock University
Fatima Wasif – PhD (Clinical Psychology) University of Waterloo
April Pereira – MA (Cognitive Psychology) University of Waterloo
Sabina Iqbal – BSN (Nursing) University of New Brunswick
Shawall Pall – PhD (Clinical Psychology) Fairleigh Dickinson University
Asma Fadhl – BASc (Occupational Health & Safety) Ryerson University
Hirotaka Sone – MA (Psychology) Toyama University

2018
Erica Chen – MSc (Health: Science, Technology & Policy) Carleton University
Anjali Pandey – MSc (Experimental Psychology) Dalhousie University


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