Welcome to the Visual Cognition Lab at the Univesity of Sydney, headed by Irina Harris. Work in our lab focuses on high-level vision and selective attention and their neural substrates.

A principal line of enquiry in the lab centres on how we identify objects and how we integrate different visual attributes (e.g. an object’s identity, orientation, etc) into a coherent visual percept. We also study selective attention across space and time domains and how selective attention influences object processing. We use a variety of techniques, including behavioural experiments with normal individuals (typically 1st year Psychology students), neuropsychological investigations of patients with brain lesions, trasncranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and some forms of brain imaging (e.g. fMRI, MEG).

For more information on current projects see the Projects Page.

We are always on the lookout for bright PhD students. If you’d like to do a PhD at Sydney University, please get in touch!


Research Participation: If you would like to be a participant in any of the research experiments going on in our labs, please contact us at harrislab@psych.usyd.edu.au. We have several ongoing projects and you will be reimbursed for your time.