The Yashar Lab investigates visual perception and cognition, particularly, the processes which determine how people detect and identify visual features and objects. Our goal is to understand how cognitive and brain capacities such as plasticity, attention and memory can enhance visual perception in both typical and atypical  populations – e.g. people with autism, visual impairments and learning disabilities. We use various research methods,   including psychophysics, eye tracking and computational modeling.

Our lab is affiliated with The Department of Special Education in the Faculty of Education and with The Edmond J. Safra Brain Research Center for the Study of Learning Disabilities at the University of Haifa, and part of the Neuroimaging Forum at the University of Haifa.

Join us

We have openings for PhD and Postdoctoral students– read more.


You can participate in our studies for money or class credit. We often need participants for our experiments. Our experiments involve making keyboard or mouse responses while sitting at a computer. Each experimental session lasts one hour or less.
If you have further questions, please contact us via email at: yasharlab@services.edu.haifa.ac.il
To sign up as a research participant, please follow this link: Faculty of Education Research Participation System (SONA system)

Contact us

Address: University of Haifa, 199 Abba Khoushy Ave, Haifa, 3498838, Israel
Email:  amit.yashar@edu.haifa.ac.il
Phone: +972 (4) 8249297