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.
Susana Martinez-Conde co-authored the International Bestseller that explains how illusions and magic work in your brain!
The Spanish translation of Sleights of Mind (“Los Engaños de la Mente“) received the Prisma Prize to the best book of the year.
The Martinez-Conde Lab’s research received the EyeTrack Award for: Distinctive features of saccadic intrusions and microsaccades in progressive supranuclear palsy