Our lab studies how neural activity gives rise to complex perceptual and cognitive functions. A fundamental challenge for the nervous system is to combine noisy and ambiguous information arriving from multiple senses, as well as information stored in memory, to guide a successful action. We investigate this multisensory decision process by combining quantitative behavioral measurements with modern tools for recording and manipulating neural activity in behaving monkeys. Our goal is to uncover basic mechanisms underlying higher brain function, and to help pave the way toward developing or enhancing treatments for neurological disorders. Interested in joining the lab?