Laboratory of vision, attention and action VISATTAC

Welcome to VISATTAC, the laboratory of vision, attention and action. We study the complex and fascinating interactions between spatial attention, visual perception and movement planning. We use a combination of behavioral and brain stimulation studies on patient and healthy human populations, which allow us to understand the sometimes necessary role different brain areas have in these functions. Our ultimate goal is to use this knowledge toward patient rehabilitation endeavors.

Current projects

Aarlenne Khan, Ph.D.,
Assistant Professor

  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, York University, 1995
  • Masters of Arts, Psychology, York University, 2002
  • PhD, Psychology, York University, 2006
  • PhD, Cognitive Neurosciences, Universite Claude Bernard, 2006
  • Postdoc, The Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute, 2006
  • Postdoc, Centre for Neuroscience Studies, Queen’s University, 2009
  • Attention
  • Eye movements
  • Arm movements
  • Cognition
  • Behaviour and psychophysics
  • Lesion studies
  • tDCS (transcranial direct current stimulation)