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?

Graduate Students
Although we are not sure the format graduate recruitment will take this year, we are recruiting creative and talented graduate students to start in Fall 2021. 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!