Yaoda Xu, Ph.D.


Associate Professor

Vision Sciences Laboratory

Psychology Department

Harvard University


William James Hall, Room 780

33 Kirkland St.

Cambridge, MA 02138


Email: yaodaxu@fas.harvard.edu


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I study how the human mind and brain extract visual object information from multiple distinctive levels of processing and how at any given moment task-relevant object information is represented in the brain. My research uses both behavioral measures and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) techniques. 


I am part of the Harvard Vision Sciences Laboratory, along with professors Ken Nakayama and George Alvarez.