Skip to Content

Psychological Sciences

Home > People > Profile

Contact Information

Lab Website
(615) 343-7900
507 Wilson Hall

Research Area

  • Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Neuroscience
  • Education

    B.S., Carnegie Mellon, 1987
    Ph.D., Indiana University, 1995

    Curriculum Vitae


    Definitely interested in accepting new graduate students for Fall 2017

    Thomas Palmeri

    Professor of Psychology
    Co-Director of Scientific Computing

    My laboratory studies visual cognition, including visual categorization, visual memory, and visual decision making. We study how objects are perceived and represented by the visual system, how visual knowledge is represented and learned, and how visual decisions are made. We approach these questions using a combination of behavioral experiments, cognitive neuroscience techniques, and computational and neural modeling. One current project, funded by the National Science Foundation, investigates the temporal dynamics of visual object categorization and perceptual expertise for objects and faces. Another current project, funded by the National Eye Institute, uses computational modeling of visual decision making to predict behavioral dynamics and neural dynamics.

    Lab Website