Brad Postle

Position title: Professor


Phone: (608) 262-4330

515 Psychology

Research Area(s)
Biology of Brain and Behavior
Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience

Lab Website
Postle Laboratory

Research Interest
The cognitive and neural bases of short-term and working memory, attention, and consciousness. Methods that we use include behavioral studies, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), repetitive TMS, electroencephalography (EEG), and combinations of these. Multivariate analysis methods are increasingly important for our work.

Representative Publications

Wan, Q., Menendez, J.A., and Postle, B.R. (2022). Priority-based transformations of stimulus representation in visual working memory. PLoS Computational Biology. 18(6): e1009062.

Shan, J. and Postle, B.R. (2022). The influence of active removal from working memory on serial dependence. Journal of Cognition, 5(1), 31.

Pietrelli, M., Samaha, J., and Postle, B.R. (2022). Spectral distribution dynamics across different attentional priority states. Journal of Neuroscience, 42 (19), 4026-4041.

Teng, C. and Postle, B.R. (2021). Spatial specificity of feature-based interaction between working memory and visual processing. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 47, 495-507. PMC8559890

Yu, Q., Teng, C., and Postle, B.R. (2020). Different states of priority recruit different neural representations in visual working memory. PLoS Biology, 18: e3000769. PMC7351225