Timothy Brady

Assistant Professor

My work aims to understand how the world is represented by the visual system, and how information is encoded and integrated into memory.  Specifically, I am interested in the capacity and structure of visual long-term memory: How much can we remember about what we see? What makes some information hard or easy to remember? I am also interested in the capacity and structure of visual working memory and how this relates to other cognitive abilities. How does our existing knowledge affect the amount we can hold in mind at once? Finally, I also investigate visual perception, particularly scene perception and the representation of summary or ensemble statistics. My work draws on a variety of methods, including behavioral experiments in the lab and on the internet, computational models, and EEG and other neuroimaging methods.
  • Brady, T. F., Konkle, T.F., Gill, J., Oliva, A. and Alvarez, G.A. (2013). Visual long-term memory has the same limit on fidelity as visual working memory. Psychological Science, 24(6), 981-990.
  • Brady, T. F., and Tenenbaum, J.B. (2013). A probabilistic model of visual working memory: Incorporating higher-order regularities into working memory capacity estimates. Psychological Review, 120(1), 85-109.
  • Brady, T. F., Konkle, T, and Alvarez, G.A. (2011). A review of visual memory capacity: Beyond individual items and towards structured representations. Journal of Vision, 11(5):4, 1-34.
  • Brady, T. F., Konkle, T., Alvarez, G. A. and Oliva, A. (2008). Visual long-term memory has a massive storage capacity for object details. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 105 (38), 14325-14329.