David J. Freedman, Ph.D.
Department of Neurobiology
The University of Chicago
5812 S. Ellis Ave. MC0912, P-419
Chicago, IL 60637
Lab: (773) 834-5198


A Cognitive and Visual Neuroscience Laboratory

Through experience, we learn to interpret the sights and sounds around us and to make decisions that move us closer to achieving our goals. Our ability to learn from and adapt to our ever changing environment is a foundation of complex behavior, as it allows us to make sense of incoming sensory stimuli and to plan successful actions. To study these questions, our laboratory uses advanced neurophysiological and behavioral approaches, providing insights into the brain mechanisms of visual learning, recognition and decision making.

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July 2016
New paper by Postdoc Guilhem Ibos in press at Neuron examines interactions between spatial and feature-based attention.

April 2016
See our new review in Annual Review of Neuroscience on Brain Mechanisms of Categorization and Decision Making.

January 2016
David Freedman receives the Troland Award from The National Academy of Sciences! Learn more here.

December 2015
Our latest study in Nature Neuroscience examines how category learning impacts parietal and prefrontal cortices.

November 2015
New Nature Neuroscience paper in collaboration with Brunel lab on inferring learning rules in IT cortex