Timothy Brady - Asst. Professor of Psychology (Principal Investigator)
Tim received his PhD from MIT's Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, working with Dr. Aude Oliva, and performed postdoctoral research in the Department of Psychology at Harvard working with Dr. George Alvarez in the Harvard Vision Lab. He currently heads the Vision and Memory Lab. You can view his CV, Google Scholar profile, or email him. Tim's office at UC San Diego is in McGill Hall, Room 5322.

Mark Schurgin - Postdoctoral researcher
Mark is a postdoctoral researcher in the lab, where he studies a variety of issues in visual working memory and visual long-term memory, using behavioral, computational and cognitive neuroscience methods. Mark got his Ph.D. from the department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Johns Hopkins University working with Jon Flombaum. Visit his website. Google Scholar profile.

Anna Shafer-Skelton - PhD student
Anna is a Ph.D. student in the Brady and Serences labs. She received her undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis, working with Richard Abrams. After that, she moved to Boston, where she worked with Tim Brady and George Alvarez in the Harvard Vision Lab, and then to Ohio State University, where she was a lab manager/research assistant with Julie Golomb in the Vision & Cognitive Neuroscience Lab. In Brady lab she is studying visual scene recognition and visual working memory. Google Scholar profile.

Jonas Lau - PhD student
Jonas is a PhD student in the Brady lab and in Pashler lab. In our lab, he works on ensemble statistics, particularly on the computation of the variance of a set, as well as on multiple object tracking and intuitive physics.

Michael Allen - PhD student
Michael is a Ph.D. student in the Cognitive Science department, working between the Interactive Cognition lab and the Brady lab. He received his undergraduate and masters degrees in mathematical physics in Dublin, Ireland, before switching to psychology via a master’s degree in London, and finally arriving in UCSD. He is interested in the intersection of memory, perception and the occurrent conscious experience, from a philosophical and psychological perspective.

Jamal Williams - PhD student
Jamal is an incoming PhD student (Fall '18) and, in his previous role as an undergraduate in the lab, was studying how visual working memory guides visual attention (joint with Störmer lab) and the role of interference within a category on visual long-term memory.

Hayden Schill - PhD student
Hayden is an incoming PhD student (Fall '18).

Isabella Destefano - PhD student
Isabella is an incoming PhD student (Fall '18).

Chaipat Chunharas, M.D. - PhD student
Chaipat is a PhD student in the Ramachandran and Serences labs who is also affiliated with our lab. He works on visual working memory, including biases that arise from the interaction of items with each other in memory.

Annalise Miner
Undergraduate researcher
Annalise is studying the maximum precision of visual long-term memory.

Robert Walter
Undergraduate researcher
Robert is studying the role of proactive interference in visual working memory.

Kelvin Lam
Undergraduate researcher
Kelvin is studying how visual long-term works for non-meaningful stimuli (with Mark Schurgin).

Isabel Asp
Undergraduate honors student and researcher
Isabel is studying how meaningful stimuli impact working memory (in a project joint with Störmer lab).

Zeljana Babic
Undergraduate honors student and researcher
Zeljana is studying how ensemble representations in working memory relate to fluid intelligence.

Brittany Hawkins-Carter
Undergraduate researcher
Brittany is working on projects investigating how to precisely measure visual information in memory, and has recently become involved in assisting in EEG projects in the lab.

Yonghoon Chung
Undergraduate researcher
Yong is working on projects investigating how working memory is affected by encoding and delay.

Elizabeth Bennette
Undergraduate researcher
Liz is working on projects focused on the interaction between scene perception and working memory.

Seema Ahmed
Undergraduate researcher
Seema is working on projects investigating ensemble processing.

Avery Quynh
Undergraduate researcher
Avery is working on projects investigating attention and working memory.


The lab has recently been collaborating with, or has ongoing projects in collaboration with lots of amazing labs, including the following:
  • George Alvarez, Harvard University
  • Adam Aron, UC San Diego
  • Felipe De Brigard, Duke University
  • Daryl Fougnie, NYU Abu Dhabi
  • Daniel Schachter, Harvard University
  • John Serences, UC San Diego
  • Viola Störmer, UC San Diego
  • Igor Utochkin, Higher School of Economics, Russia
  • Piotr Winkielman, UC San Diego

Join the lab

We're always looking for excellent Ph.D. students, postdoctoral researchers and and undergraduate students. See our Join the Lab page for more.


These wonderful people used to work in the lab but have moved on:
  • Qingzi (Fanny) Zheng (Undergraduate researcher)
  • Nimsi Guerrero (Undergraduate researcher)
  • Crystal Reudas (Undergraduate researcher)
  • Trenton Brooks (Undergraduate researcher)