Brad R. Postle

Position title: Professor, Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry


Phone: (608) 262-4330

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Ph.D. in Systems Neuroscience, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA
Postdoctoral in Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Research Description:

Since 2000, my UW laboratory has studied the neural bases of human visual cognition, with an emphasis on working memory and attention in healthy young human adults. Experimental methods include psychophysics, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), electroencephalography (EEG), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS; alone and in combination with simultaneous fMRI and EEG), and computational modeling.

Research Key Words:

Human Cognitive Neuroscience, Memory, Visual Attention

Diversity Statement and Training:

I am a passionate champion for increasing equity and transparency in how we carry out and communicate our science and try to impart these values on trainees.

This is demonstrated in many initiatives that I have undertaken since becoming EditorinChief at the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience (JoCN) in 2020. One of my first acts was to disband the journal’s largely honorific, and overwhelmingly male and North American, Editorial Board and replacing it with Consulting Editors, a newly created group of relatively earlycareer scientists selected to increase geographical and gender representation at the journal.

Also, as coDirector the Psychology Research Experience Program (and coPI of the NSF grant that funds it) I’m responsible for bringing to campus each summer 8 (or more) URM/lowincome/1stgeneration undergraduates to participate in mentored research plus programming in data science and professional development.

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