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Steven J. Luck

Steven J. Luck


Professor, Psychology

267 Cousteau Pl., Room 109
Davis , California 95618
Office Phone: 530-297-4424


  1. PhD (UCSD)


Dr. Luck's research focuses on the neural and cognitive mechanisms of attention and working memory in healthy young adults and dysfunctions of attention and working memory in psychiatric and neurological disorders. He also works to develop and promote ERP methods, including a yearly 10-day NIH-funded summer workshop (the ERP Boot Camp) and an open-source Matlab toolbox (ERPLAB Toolbox).
Laboratory for Basic and Translational Cognitive Neuroscience
Case Study of a Hybrid-Format College Course
I have developed a live/online "hybrid" version of Introduction to Cognitive Psychology that combines online lectures, densely interactive quizzing, and small-group live discussion sections. Compared to the traditional version of the course, the hybrid version led to improved learning of both basic factual content and deeper critical thinking skills. This web site provides a detailed overview of the course, the rationale behind the specific elements of the course, the evidence of effectiveness, and practical information about how to produce online lecture videos and quizzes.
File Curriculum Vita
View and download publications
The ERP Boot Camp
ERP training workshops at UC Davis and elsewhere
ERPLAB Toolbox
A freely available, open source Matlab toolbox for ERP data analysis
Educational Materials and Other Resources for ERPs
Assorted materials for teaching about ERPs, including the PowerPoint files for the ERP Boot Camp lectures
An Introduction to the Event-Related Potential Technique (2nd Edition)
A monograph on ERP methods published by MIT Press. The web site contains several free online chapters and other useful materials.
Mandarin translation of An Introduction the the Event-Related Potential Technique
The Oxford Handbook of ERP Components
An edited volume with chapters on all the major ERP components by leading researchers
Visual Memory
A volume of essays on visual memory by leading experts in the field (edited by Steven J. Luck and Andrew Hollingworth)