Amanda graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a B.A. in Psychology in 2006. She earned her M.A. in Cognitive/Developmental Psychology from Louisiana State University investigating the role of attention in the maintenance of visual feature bindings. Her research focuses on the interactions between attention, visual working memory, and long-term memory to determine how people can flexibly allocate resources toward important information. This includes topics such as: the structure of visual working memory, how biases of attention can affect memory representations and memory retrieval, and how memory affects the direction of attention.
Justin received his B.A. from Purdue Univeristy where he worked in the
laboratory of Prof. Greg Francis on the study of visual afterimages.
Upon my graduation Justin worked in the Perception, Attention and
Control Lab at Vanderbilt University as a research assistant under the
supervision of Prof. Adriane Seiffert. There he worked on
research that examined multiple object tracking, visual short-term
memory and attention to motion. Justin then went on to the University
of Dayton where he received his M.A. in the summer of 2009.
thesis research, conducted under the tutelage of Prof. Susan Davis,
focused on an investigation of a shared component process between
attention and visual short-term memory. While at Dayton, Justin was a
Consortium Research Fellow, appointed to the Air Force Research Labs at
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. There he developed and analyzed
experiments that examine cognitive workload; utilizing EEG and
eye-tracking monitors to assess a participant's cognitive state while
incorporating an adaptive interface to help assist participants when
workload becomes excessive.
Justin's primary research interests reside in perception and cognition,
especially visual perception and attention. At the moment, his research
focuses on two separate endeavors. First of these, is an attempt to
understand the cognitive and performance limitations associated with
constantly updating items during an attentionally demanding task. The
second investigates how the spatial relationship of items in a display
and the cognitive strategies used to encode these objects can affect
Justin also has interests in several other areas of
psychology, including; but not limited to: feature binding and
unbinding, object-based attention, phobic enhanced attention, and
Dillon graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2011 with a bachelor's degree in Psychology. While at Nebraska Dillon volunteered in Dr. Kimberly Andrews Espy's developmental cognitive neuroscience lab where he worked on an EEG go/no-go study with five year old participants. Also at Nebraska, Dillon worked on visual attention studies with Dr. Mike Dodd including an anti-saccade experiment employing eyetracking technology. While at Louisiana State University Dillon has begun researching differences in the global precedence effect between Democrats and Republicans. In addition, Dillon is currently conducting thesis research on the effect of audio stimuli on inattentional blindness. Generally speaking his interests include memory, attention, perception, motivation, learning, and how psychological research applies to everyday life. Specifically, he is interested in researching factors that affect visual attention, the role memory and experience have on perception, and how beliefs impact memory and performance.
Rebecca holds a B.A. in Psychology from Washington College and earned a M.S. in Experimental Psychology from Villanova University. She is interested in understanding basic perception and attention mechanisms and how these mechanisms operate in applied situations. In particular, Rebecca is interested in selective attention, eye movements, and awareness. Her current research focuses on our peripheral vision during visual search.
Also please add M.A. after Rebecca’s name (Rebecca Goldstein, M.A.)
(JBecky, Dillon, Justin, Amanda, Melissa)