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

PhD (Psychology) University of Oregon
MS (Psychology) University of Oregon

(Psychology, minor in Mathematics) 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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Frida Printzlau

Frida is a postdoc in the Fukuda Lab and the Mack Lab at UofT. She is interested in flexible cognition and goal-directed behaviour: how are our mental representations modulated by goals and context? She uses a combination of behavioural methods, neuroimaging, and eye-tracking to study working memory, attention, and how they interact with long-term memory. She loves sciences but also loves taking breaks from science by knitting, watching movies, and going for long walks. 

PhD (Experimental Psychology) University of Oxford, 2021
BA (Psychology & Philosophy) University of Oxford, 2014

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Lab Manager

Yvanna Yeo

Yvanna is interested in the malleability of memory and memory biases resulting from the exposure to different types of interference. Outside of the lab she enjoys watching true crime, playing with her foster cats and going to the gym.

BSc (Psychology and Biology for Health Sciences) University of Toronto, 2020

For inquiries about the lab (e.g., getting involved with research, attending lab meetings, etc.) please contact Yvanna for more information.

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Research Assistants

Project Leaders

Project leaders are responsible for data collection, analyses, and the presentation of their current experiments in the lab (among other things!)

Dyllan Simpson

Dyllan’s current research looks at the mechanisms that underly ensemble coding and how it can bias our working memory representations. His pastimes are playing for UTM’s weightlifting and development soccer team, but when being active is too hard, he likes to practice chess.

Pursing: BSc (Neuroscience) University of Toronto

Joie Kim

Joie is an undergraduate student who is interested in human memory. He is completing his Honors Thesis supervised by Dr. Fukuda – characterizing false memorability using prototypical categories. He enjoys watching movies and arguing plot holes/alternative endings.

Pursing: BSc (Psychology & Neuroscience) University of Toronto, spring 2022

Research Assistants

Below are Fukuda Lab Research Assistants (RAs) with the projects they are involved in. These projects are being run by the project leaders or graduate students in the lab.

  • Mohamed SalemObserving ensemble encoding and visual perception through a study of food pictures [Greer Gillies]
  • Nicola TweddleMonitoring and Predicting Working Memory Performance [Keisuke Fukuda]
  • Julia TangCharacterizing False Memorability [Joie Kim]
  • Amit DalayaFace & Object Context Memory [Caitlin Tozios]
  • Massa Mohamed AliMemory Biases [Joseph Saito]
  • Olga KozlovaMonitoring and Predicting Working Memory Performance [Keisuke Fukuda]
  • Linh Pham Objective and Subjective Correspondence in Visual Working Memory [Simar Moussaoui], Face & Object Context Memory [Caitlin Tozios]
  • Hend Mohamed WahdanAwareness of Moment-to-Moment Fluctuations in VWM Capacity, Causality of the Dunning Kruger Effect in VWM [Keisuke Fukuda]


Graduating years of Fukuda Lab alumni and where they went!

Ben Park – Software Engineer, AMD
Matthew Kolisnyk – MSc (Psychology), Western University
Sabah Rasheed – MSc (Management: Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management), Wilfrid Laurier University
Lisa Crocco – MSc (Psychology), Queens University
Jerrick Teoh – Wealth Planning Manager, DBS Bank Singapore
Zoryana Babiy – MSc (Neuroscience), McMaster University
Jaskiran Garcha – MSc (Biology), University of Toronto

Amanda Leonetti – MSc (Biology), University of Toronto

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

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

Special Recognition

Thank you to the individuals who contributed to the advancement of memory and cognition research in the Fukuda Lab!

Jason Woo

Sophia Winter

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