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

Caitlin Tozios

Caitlin is undertaking her PhD in the Fukuda Lab. She is interested in the vulnerability of memory during encoding and retrieval – through examining the robustness of the encoding specificity principle (i.e., context-dependent memory), to understanding our inflated perceived confidence in visual working memory judgements (i.e., metacognitive accuracy). Caitlin herself is vulnerable to being sloth, which is why she enjoys naps with her cat and eating out at new places in the 6ix when not in the lab.

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

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Joseph Saito

Joe is a PhD student who is interested in memory control processes. His work in the lab includes behavioral and neurophysiological methods used to explore 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 data-driven journalism. 

M.A. (Psychology) University of Toronto, 2020
B.A. (Psychology) University of San Francisco, 2016

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Ben Park

Ben is currently pursuing his master’s under the joint supervision of professors Keisuke Fukuda & Dirk Bernhardt-Walther. His overarching aim is to explore new ways to measure, model, and predict visually guided behaviour from the framework of human visual working memory (VWM). Currently, he uses electroencephalography (EEG) measures to examine (1) how dynamic visual information is represented in VWM, and (2) how task-related visual information is communicated between hemispheres of the brain.

BSc. (Psychology) University of Toronto, 2019

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Research Assistants

Lab Manager

Matthew Kolisnyk

Matthew is the lab manager whose research interests include integrating technology and neural pattern classification for real-time prediction of human behaviour. He hopes to utilize a variety of these computational techniques to help understand, predict, and explain fundamental questions of cognition.

BSc. (Psychology & Minor in Statistics), University of Toronto

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Undergraduate Volunteers


  • Sophia Winters
  • Zoryana Babiy
  • Yvanna Yeo
  • Sarah Khan
  • Sala Ghzal
  • Mercedes Eileen Villanueva
  • Jason Woo
  • Amit Dalaya
  • Lisa Crocco
  • Yifei Tang
  • Xueying Huang


  • Fatima Wasif (2016-2020) – PhD (Clinical Psychology) University of Waterloo
  • April Pereira (2016-2019) – MA (Cognitive Psychology) University of Waterloo
  • Sabina Iqbal (2016-2019) – BSN (Nursing) University of New Brunswick
  • Shawall Pall (2016-2019) – PhD (Clinical Psychology) Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Asma Fadhl (2016-2017) BASc (Occupational Health & Safety) Ryerson University
  • Hirotaka Sone (2016-2019) MA (Psychology) Toyama University
  • Erica Chen (2017) – MSc (Health: Science, Technology & Policy) Carleton University
  • Anjali Pandey (2017) – MSc (Experimental Psychology) Dalhousie University

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