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What we do

The Pearson lab is a university based research laboratory. We have two distinct aims:

1.To conduct collaborative integrative scientific research in the area of cognitive neuroscience and beyond, focusing on novel discoveries: discovery science. 

2. To bridge the gap between brain science research and non-scientific applications.

The empirical research strategy of the lab is to seek converging experimental evidence from a variety of methodological approaches, advancing theory and testing conceptual models. We currently utilise behavioural methods, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI),  Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS), all with human subjects.

The Pearson Lab is situated within the Department of Psychology at The University of NSW Sydney Australia.

Examples of our Current Research

'Mind's Eye' Influences Visual Perception

Visual memory can stabilise perception


Industry Consultancy

Bridging the gap between brain science and the every day!

The Pearson Lab consults with a variety of industries including health, medicine, interactive technologies, film, education, art and design. We specialise in applying what we know about the human brain to improve a variety of daily activities and experiences.







Pearson Lab News

  • Unconscious information can change your decisions! Check out our new paper in PNAS

  • Further evidence linking visual imagery and working memory, new paper just out here

  • Larger visual cortex = better visual working memory. Check out our new paper showing that visual working memory is a function of the surface and thickness of primary visual cortex Here

  • To follow all the lab news and fun ideas for discovery science follo us on twitter





Student and Research Positions

The Pearson lab is currently accepting graduate PhD students and keen undergraduates. Interested students are encouraged to contact The Pearson Lab with any questions and funding possibilities.