The Visual Cognition Lab is directed by Dr. Emily Ward. We’re based in the Department of Psychology at University of Wisconsin – Madison. We use a combination of behavioral and neuroimaging methods to explore the nature of human visual processing, with an emphasis on the ways in which high-level perception interacts with and constrains other processes in the mind.

Interested in joining the lab?

The Visual Cognition Lab is looking for a postdoc! Start date is flexible — as early as Summer 2019. More information here.
Graduate Students
We are also recruiting creative and talented graduate students. If you’re interested in joining the lab, send an email to Emily ( and let us know what questions you’ve been interested in and what topics you find especially cool!