Visual and Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory

Research Overview

The laboratory’s main aim is to understand the neural basis of perception, attention and memory, with a particular focus on the visual system.  To this end it undertakes research using a variety of techniques ranging from single cell and multiple unit recordings in animal models to psychophysics and neuroimaging in human subjects.  While most of the research activities fall under the umbrella of basic research, it also has an active programme in understanding the neural basis of dyslexia and possible ways of early diagnosis and remediation.


    • Dr Ekaterina Levichkina (Research fellow)
    • Dr Yamni Mohan (Research Assistant)
    • Mr Errol Lloyd (PhD student)
    • Mr. Ka Wa Daniel Chan (Master of Biomed student)
    • Mr. Jordan Rogers (Honours student)
    • Dr. Mojtaba Kermani  (Academic Visitor)
    • Dr. Sam Long (Academic Visitor)


    • Professor Andrew Turpin, (Dept of Computer Science, Univ of Melbourne)
    • Professor Anthony Burkitt & Dr. Katie Davey (Dept of Biomedical Engineering, Univ of Melbourne)
    • Associate Professor Lucy Palmer (Florey Inst of Neuroscience & Mental Health)
    • Associate Professor Andrew Morokoff (Dept. of Surgery, Univ of Melbourne)
    • Dr. Levin Kuhlmann (Faculty of Information Technology, Monash Univ)
    • Dr. Scott Kolbe (Dept of Neuroscience, Central Clin School, Monash Univ)
    • Dr. Sam Merlin (Dept of Human Anatomy, Univ of Western Sydney).
    • Professor Ulf Eysel - Ruhr University Bochum, Bochum, Germany
    • Professor Stefan Treue & Dr. Moein Esghaei (German Primate Centre, Goettingen, Germany).
    • Associate Professor Yuri Saalmann, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Research Projects

Faculty Research Themes


School Research Themes

Neuroscience & Mental Health

Key Contact

For further information about this research, please contact Lab Director Professor Trichur Vidyasagar (Sagar)

Department / Centre

Optometry and Vision Sciences

Unit / Centre

Visual and Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory

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