Robertson Lab

Perception, memory, and neurodiversity

Dartmouth College

Our Research

Our lab seeks to understand how we see, remember, and neurodiverge. The link between sensation and cognition is particularly relevant to understanding psychiatric conditions such as autism, where differences in sensory perception shed light on the neurobiology of the condition.


By studying how people see the world, we can learn about the structure of cognition and, in return, learn how different patterns of thought shape our experience of the world around us.

To approach these topics, we use a combination of neuroimaging techniques (fMRI and MRS), and relate these measurements to naturalistic visual behaviors using  wearable virtual reality (VR).

Autism Spectrum Diagnosis?

If you or your child have a diagnosis of Autism, PDD-NOS, or Asperger's Syndrome, please volunteer for our research to help us understand how people with autism see the world.

You will be invited to the Dartmouth campus to participate in a research study. The study may include an assessment, an fMRI brain scan, visual tests on a computer, or cognitive questionnaires.  You will receive compensation for your time, reimbursement for your travel, and possibly a picture of your brain!  To learn more about how to volunteer, please click below:


3 Maynard Street, Moore Hall

Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH 03755

Email: cerw at dartmouth dot edu

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