The Strother Lab uses behavioral methods and neuroimaging to study perception and cognition. We are particularly interested in the visual processing of shape information, and the role of the visual system in object recognition and reading.

Visual word form area object recognition fmri

A “visual word form area” (VWFA) in left occipitotemporal cortex (red spot in left brain image) plays an important role in reading. “Shape-selective” lateral occipital (right brain image) is critical for object recognition. Our lab studies the function of neurons in both of these brain areas, and others, using fMRI.Our lab uses behavioral methods (e.g. psychophysics) and neuroimaging (e.g. fMRI) to study perceptual, cognitive and motor systems in the human brain. We are particularly interested in the relationship between object recognition, shape perception and our uniquely human ability to read.

The University of Nevada, Reno, Center for Integrative Neuroscience is equipped with state-of-the art neuroimaging facilities to make our research possible.

– MR scanning calendar (directions to Renown)