Eve Isham

Assistant Professor, Cognition & Neural Systems
Director, Consciousness-Action-Time Lab
Isham Headshot

Psychology 515 (Office)
Psychology 119 & 123 (Labs)

Research Interests: 

  • Temporal awareness and time perception, as well as action agency and intentionality.  
  • Understanding how the above cognitive processes are essential to our daily lives, juxtaposed with the currently limited understanding of how they operate and how they may be altered or compromised under different mental or health states. 
  • Employing techniques such as EEG, eye tracking, and TMS to observe the psychological and neural mechanisms of the above cognitive processes. 

Updated: 07/05/22

Selected Publications: 

  • Ekstrom, A.D., & Isham, E.A. (in press).  Human spatial navigation: Representations across dimensions and scales.  Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cobeha.2017.06.005
  • Isham, E.A., Wulf, K., Mejia, C., & Krisst, L.C. (2017). Deliberation periodduring easy and difficult decisions:  Re-examining Libet’s “veto” window in a more ecologically valid framework.  Neuroscience of Consciousness.  https://doi.org/10.1093/nc/nix002
  • Isham, E.A., & Geng, J.J. (2013).  Looking time predicts choice but not aestheticvalue.  PLoS ONE 8(8): e71698.  Doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0071698.
  • Isham, E.A., & Geng, J.J. (2011). Rewarding performance feedback altersreported time of action.  Consciousness & Cognition, doi:10.1016/j.concog.2011.08.004.
  • Isham, E.A., Banks, W.P., Ekstrom, A.D., & Stern, J.A. (2011). Deceived and distorted: Game outcome retrospectively determines the reported time of action. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037/a0023111
  • Banks, W.P., & Isham, E.A. (2011) Do we really know what we are doing? Implications of reported time of decision for theories of volition. In W. Sinnott-Armstrong & L. Nadel (Eds.), Conscious Will and Responsibility. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Banks, W.P., & Isham, E.A. (2009).  We infer rather than perceive the moment we decided to act.  Psychological Science, 20, 17-21.
  • Quiroga, R.Q., Mukamel, R., Isham, E.A., Malach, R., & Fried, I. (2008).  Human single- neuron responses at the threshold of conscious recognition.   Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 105, 3599-3604.
  • Ekstrom, A.D., Kahana, M.J., Caplan, J.B., Fields, T.A., Isham, E.A., Newman, E.L.& Fried, I. (2003).  Cellular networks underlying human spatial navigation. Nature, 425, 184-188.


Courses Taught:

  • PSY 300 - Cognitive Neuroscience: A Guide to Mind & Brain (2023)
  • PSY 327 - Cognitive Psychology of Illusions and Magic (2024)
  • PSY 329 - Sensation and Perception (2023)
  • PSY 528 - Cognitive Neuroscience: Conscious Mind, Conscious Brain (2019)

*Year listed indicates when this individual last taught the specified course.

Updated: 11/13/23


  • Ph.D.