Brian Scholl  
Hello. I'm a Professor in the Department of Psychology, Chair of the Cognitive Science Program, and director of the Perception and Cognition Laboratory, at Yale University. Our lab explores how we see and how we think, with a special focus on how perception interacts with other aspects of our minds. Some of our current research questions include:
  • How does the mind construct our conscious visual awareness?
  • How does seeing relate to thinking?
  • How does the visual system represent objects?
  • How, when, and why do we perceive causality, animacy, and time?
  • How do perception, memory, and learning interact to produce our experience of the world?
  • How can we efficiently communicate information by exploiting the nature of perception?
For more information about this research, please visit the links listed in the banner above.

You may also want to visit our main lab webpage (with a list of lab members, a photo gallery, etc.), and note that RA positions are available for Yale undergraduates.

Contact Information  
Please feel free to contact me with any questions about our research:  
Brian Scholl
Email :
Office : SSS 304
Department of Psychology
FedEx : 2 Hillhouse Avenue
Yale University
Box 208205
Phone : 203-432-4629
New Haven, CT 06520-8205
Fax : 203-432-7172

Some of the material on this website, and those it links to, is based on work supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the Office of Naval Research. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recomendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of these agencies.