Edward Ester

Edward Ester Ester Lab
  • Assistant Professor
  • Department of Psychology
  • 561-297-1278
  • eester@fau.edu
  • Boca Raton - Behavioral Science, BS-12, BS 212


Ph.D, University of Oregon

Research Interests

  • Visual Cognition
  • Categorization
  • Decision Making

Research Description 

Our lab studies the neural mechanisms that allow us to rapidly perceive and make sense out of the world around us. The long-term goal of our research to understand how the visual system efficiently selects incoming sensory signals in the service of flexible behavior and efficient decision making, and to understand these capacities are disrupted in different disease states (e.g., ADHD). For more information about projects we're currently working on, check out our lab page here

Recent Publications

Sprague, T.C., Ester, E.F., Serences, J.T. (2016) Restoring latent visual working memory representations in human cortex. Neuron 91, 694-707
Ester, E.F., Sutterer, D.W., Serences, J.T., Awh, E. (2016) Feature-selective attentional modulations in human frontoparietal cortex. Journal of Neuroscience 36, 8188-8199
Ester E.F., Sprague, T.C., Serences, J.T. (2015) Parietal and frontal cortex encode stimulus-specific mnemonic representations during visual working memory. Neuron 87, 893-905
Ester, E.F., Zilber, E., Serences, J.T. (2015) Substitution and pooling in visual crowding induced by similar and dissimilar distractors. Journal of Vision, 15(1)
Sprague T.C., Ester, E.F., Serences, J.T. (2014) Reconstructions of information in visual spatial working memory degrade with memory load. Current Biology 24, 2174-2180.
Ester E.F., Klee, D., Awh, E. (2014) Visual crowding cannot be wholly explained by feature pooling. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance 40, 1022-1033
Ester E.F., Anderson, D.E., Serences J.T., Awh, E. (2013) A neural measure of precision in visual working memory. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 25, 754-761