George Alvarez
Harvard University
Department of Psychology
Vision Sciences Laboratory
33 Kirkland St.
William James Hall, Room 760
Cambridge MA, 02138

Welcome to my webpage!

I'm George A. Alvarez, Professor of Psychology at Harvard University, and co-director of the Vision Sciences Laboratory. My group focuses on understanding human visual perception, attention, and memory. The overarching goal of our work is to understand the nature of our visual-cognitive abilities, and their capacity limitations. We want to understand what limits your ability to see and comprehend the world around you. Current research topics include: models of working memory; the role of volatility and decay in memory; the role of ensemble structure in working memory and perception; the use of statistical learning to form more efficient memory representations; neural constraints on perception and attention.

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Please also visit the webpage for the Vision Sciences Laboratory to learn more about people currently working in the lab, their research, our facilities, and the history of the lab.