The Dynamic Cognition Laboratory is directed by Dr. Jeff Zacks in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis.
Research in the lab explores two main areas – how we perceive and represent temporal structure in everyday activity and how we process spatial relationships between the body and external objects. Research methods combine behavioral experimentation, eye-tracking, functional neuroimaging studies, and information technology design.
DCL in the News
- St. Louis Public Radio: Making sense of the ‘uncanny’: Wash U neuroscientist explains science behind Halloween horror flicks (10/31/2018)
- Radio New Zealand: Why We Mix Up Movies And Real Life (2/10/2018)
- Aeon Magazine: Why Our Brains Don’t Explode At Film Cuts (9/19/2017)
- The New York Times: Sorry, You Can’t Speed Read (4/15/2016)
- The New York Times: Why Movie ‘Facts’ Prevail (2/13/2015)
- The Guardian Newspaper: How Hollywood Has Changed Your Mind (1/8/2015)
- Wired Magazine: Cinematic Cuts Exploit How Your Brain Edits What You See (09/04/2014)
- Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences: Movies in Your Brain – The Science of Cinematic Perception (07/29/2014)