Laboratory of Integrative Neuroscience

Our research focuses on understanding the neural bases of our visual experience. How can the electrical activity of a neuron, or a neuronal population, convey the color or brightness of an object? How can we determine the signal from the noise in a train of electrical impulses within a neuron? What type of neural code do neurons use to communicate information to each other? How are neural impulses grouped to represent the different features of a visual scene? To address these questions we use a combination of techniques, including fMRI, electrophysiological recordings from single neurons, psychophysical measurements, and computational models of visual function.

Champions of Illusion
Sleights of mind

Susana Martinez-Conde co-authored the International Bestseller that explains how illusions and magic work in your brain!


The Martinez-Conde Lab is a main organizer of The Best Illusion of the Year Contest

Prisma Prize

The Spanish translation of Sleights of Mind (“Los Engaños de la Mente“) received the Prisma Prize to the best book of the year.