Sreenivasan Lab

Sreenivasan Lab at New York University Abu Dhabi is interested in how the brain forms and implements goals. Our primary focus is the neurobiological basis of working memory, which is the process that allows us to actively hold onto information over brief periods.

We use a variety of cognitive neuroscience techniques, including functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), magnetic and electrical recordings of brain activity, and behavioral studies.


Most of my research focuses on working memory, which allows us to accomplish short-term tasks like grocery lists and following directions. I use MRI and MEG as complementary techniques. Another area is understanding how consciousness is implemented in the brain. We are using MRI to look at the difference in brain activity when someone is aware of having seen something and when they’re not aware.

Assistant Professor of Psychology Kartik Sreenivasan

The Science of Reconstructing Memories