I have always been puzzled by the phenomenon of seeing: particularly how the brain integrates fragmented visual information coming from the eyes into coherent objects, a process that is at the core of basic perceptual and cognitive functions such as reading and face recognition. My research lies at the intersection of cognition and perception. I apply behavioral, psychophysical and computational methods to explore how learning and attention can enhance visual perception. my long-term goal as a researcher is to expand our understanding of the links between attention, memory and visual perception, and to translate the findings from this basic research into clinical and neurorehabilitation applications in disorders of vision and attention.
I am a senior lecturer at the University of Haifa. I did my postdoc in the labs of Marisa Carrasco. I received my Ph.D. from Tel-Aviv University, advised by Dominique Lamy.
visit my lab website - yashar lab