Cognitive Neurophysiology Laboratory

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Dr. Julio Martinez-Trujillo Lab,

Understanding the neurophysiological basis of cognition is one of the greatest challenges faced by neuroscientists. In the last decades we have made considerable progress searching for neural correlates of cognitive functions in the primate brain, however what we currently know is just the tip of the iceberg.

The laboratory uses a combination of techniques such as behavioral measurements, extra-cellular single cell recordings and brain mapping in order to explore the physiology of cognition, more specifically, the physiology of attention, visuomotor transformations and motion perception. Ultimately, the results of our research will be applied to the study of diseases that affect human health.


  • Brain cells show teamwork in short-term memory. Western Media
    Dr. Martinez-Trujillo and lab members have discovered that neurons responsible for short-term memory work together, not individually as was previously believed. Read more

  • New virtual reality 'toolbox' allows for cross-species brain testing - Western University Media
    Dr. Martinez-Trujillo, Neuroscientist has developed a new virtual 'toolbox' that can be used to build video games wit a unique capacity for teaching and testing both human and animal models. Read more