Brain activity Optic flow

Rick Gilmore’s Lab @ Penn State

The Gilmore Lab in the Psychology Department at Penn State studies the development of perception, action, and memory. Our goal is to understand patterns of brain and behavioral change in infants, children, and young adults. We use behavioral, EEG, MRI, and computational modeling methods in our research. We also advocate for and try to demonstrate open science practices in our work.

Active Projects

We have several active projects related to visual perception and open science that are described here. You can also get a taste of what we do by visiting the Databrary digital data library, specifically the page devoted to our research.

During the Fall 2017 semester, we are focusing on improving our collective data science chops thanks to the support of online training offered by DataCamp. Thanks, DataCamp!

Contact Information

Dr. Rick Gilmore, (; 814-865-3664; 114 Moore Building) directs the lab.

Andrea Seisler is the Lab Manager.

For Students

The lab employs an active and engaged group of undergraduate and graduate research assistants. If you are a Penn State undergraduate student and wish to be considered for a position in the lab, complete an online application here. If you are a prospective graduate student, contact Dr. Gilmore by email. For more information about current students and alumni, see the student page.

For Parents

Much of our research involves testing infants and young children. To sign-up for a study or learn more about what a visit entails please follow this link.


PSI CHI RESEARCH CONFERENCE! Congratulations to our Undergraduate Research Assistants for presenting their posters during the 2018 Psi Chi Poster Conference!

Alyssa Pandos presented her poster Infant brain responses differentiate between optic flow patterns and motion speeds.

2nd Place Empirical Research Category

Charmi Mehta presented her poster Reanalyzing Shared Data about Brains and Behavior.

Charmi Mehta