About Us

Welcome to the Rahnev lab at Georgia Tech. We investigate the brain processes that allow us to perceive the world. In particular, our focus is on the top-down mechanisms that modulate the normal visual process. We use a variety of methods such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), psychophysics, and computational modeling. We also strongly support open science and share the data and code for all our papers.

Learn more about our research

We have a number of openings, including for Postdocs and Lab Managers. If interested, visit our OPENINGS page.



Latest News

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    New paper accepted by TICS
    Octorbor, 2020
    Medha's paper "The sources of metacognitive inefficiency" got accepted by Trends in Cognitive Science.
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    New Postdoc
    September, 2020
    Welcome Johan Nakuci joining the lab as a new postdoc!
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    New Lab Manager
    September, 2020
    Kai Xue joined as a new lab Manager
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    New grant
    December, 2019
    Dr. Rahnev was awarded the Young Investigator Program award from the Office of Naval Research.
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    New opinion paper in Behavioral and Brain Sciences
    December, 2019
    Our commentary entitled "The Bayesian brain: What is it and do humans have it?" is now published in the journal Behavioral and Brain Sciences. To check it out, see our Publications page.
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    New paper in Communications Biology
    October, 2019
    Our paper "Post-training TMS abolishes performance improvement and releases future learning from interference" is now published in the journal Communications Biology. To check it out, see our Publications page.



Open Ideas

We share our ideas. We pre-register our studies before collecting data and would love your feedback on them. Check out our Blog or Twitter feed to see what we think about recent issues in the field.


Open Data

We share our data. Every piece of behavioral data that we collect is uploaded on our GitHub page. We use NeuroVault to upload maps from our functional MRI studies.


Open Code

We share our code. We are scientists and our code is not perfect but we make every effort to write clean, easy to follow, and correct code. You can download our scripts from our GitHub page.