Principal Investigator:   Ladan Shams, Ph.D.   |      UCLA Psychology Department

Research in our laboratory is concerned with the question of how the brain integrates the information from different sensory modalities into one coherent perception. We are interested in the question of multi-sensory integration from various aspects: how different sensory modalities interact; what brain mechanisms are involved, and what computational principles and mechanisms govern the interactions. We probe these questions using behavioral studies in humans, as well as mathematical modeling. Other topics of interest in our laboratory are perceptual learning, memory, adaptation, and perceptual pleasure.