The Shimojo Psychophysics Laboratory is one of the few laboratories on the campus of the California Institute of Technology which exclusively concentrates on study of perception, cognition, and action in humans. Employing a variety of techniques such as eye tracking, TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation), tDCS, fMRI, EEG, as well as more traditional psychophysical paradigms, we try to bridge the gap between cognitive and neuro sciences. We would like to understand how the brain adapts real-world constraints to resolve perceptual ambiguity and to reach ecologically valid, unique solutions. In addition to our continuing interest in surface representation, motion perception, attention, and action, we also focus on crossmodal integration and visual preference/attractivenss decision.


News: Our recent work has been published in Feb 5 issue of Neuron, and chosen for a cover image.



1) An EEG posdoc in Shimojo lab. => Thanks for many strong applications, but now it is filled.

2)  An fMRI posdoc at Tamagawa University => Still Active, Please Apply

An fMRI posdoc at Tamagawa University My collaborator, Prof. Tetsuya Matsuda is seeking for a posdoc who has minimal fMRI skills and a high  motivation to work on emotion, decision making, real-time fMRI, etc. in collaboration with Caltech  Shimojo laboratory. More details would be available upon request.

Please let me know if you know a good candidate.