Ryan Stevenson

I am a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow working with Morgan Barense and Susanne Ferber. I received my PhD from Indiana University before undertaking my first postdoc at Vanderbilt University. My research focuses on how we bind visual and auditory information from the environment into a unified percept. This research includes healthy individuals throughout the lifespan and clinical populations, specifically individuals with Autism. In my free time, I can usually be found reading, biking, traveling or cooking with friends.

Kristin Wilson

I am a fourth year PhD student in the Ferber Lab, and completed my undergraduate degree at The University of Toronto. I am interested in how individual differences in personality modulate attention and visual working memory, and the distinction between different modes of attention (such as selective and diffuse). I employ personality questionnaires to correlate different personality traits with attentional performance and elelectrophysiological marks of attention. In my spare time, I am a certified yoga teacher and enjoy playing guitar, hiking, and home rennovations.

Sol Sun

I am a first year PhD student in the Ferber Lab, also co-supervised by Jonathan Cant. I am interested in interactions between visual working memory and attention, and how these processes are engaged in high-level object perception and visual awareness. Some areas of current interest include: memory-guided visual search, studying conscious awareness using binocular rivalry / continuous flash suppression, the role of attentional scope in holistic perception of human faces and bodies, predicting strength of memory encoding using EEG oscillations..

Matt Lowe

I am a first year PhD student in the Ferber Lab, also co-supervised by Jonathan Cant. My primary research investigates the representation of object and scene perception using psychophysical methods and functional neuroimaging. I am also interested in the nature of attention and awareness, and how individual differences in cognitive resources and capacity influence the way in which we perceive our immediate environment. Outside of the lab I enjoy traveling, with a special interest in mountaineering, but I can more often be found settled in at home with a good book.

Ryan Williams

I am a master’s student in the Ferber Lab (co-supervised by Jay Pratt). I am interested in exploring the nature of how our goals interact with attentional control systems to influence the information we attend to and subsequently recall, especially as it applies to aging populations. My research largely relies on electrophysiological methods to investigate such questions, though I also look forward to utilizing eye-tracking and neuroimaging techniques in the future. In my spare time, I enjoy exercising at the gym, and attending various music concerts.

Justin Ruppel

I am the lab manager and research assistant for the Ferber Lab. I graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in Human Biology and Psychology Research. After graduating, I spent a stint working at The Hospital for Sick Children and Mount Sinai Hospital as a research assistant for Dr. Joanne Rovet and Dr. Warren MacIsaac respectively.


Maha Adamo, Ph.D.
Steve Emrich, Ph.D.
Hana Burianova, Ph.D.
Stephanie Goodhew, Ph.D.
Tracey Herlihey, Ph.D.
Arin Klug, M.A.
Mark Shaw, M.A.
Dawson Overton, M.A.
Rannie Xu, M.A.

Susanne Ferber, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Psychology
University of Toronto
100 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario
M5S 3G3

Phone: 416 978 1537
Fax: 416 978 4811





  Department of Psychology, University of Toronto.