Perception, Attention & Control Lab

PI: Dr. Adriane Seiffert
Research Assistant Professor
Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience
Vanderbilt University

Welcome! The PAC lab explores how people see and direct their attention to moving objects. The ability to follow the movement of multiple objects is an important skill for many activities, such as driving through a busy intersection, keeping up with your friends at an amusement park, or watching a football game. We test normal, adult participants on simplified video games to investigate the mechanisms of visual attention and perception.

We investigate research questions such as:
How do people move their focus of attention to track the movement of objects?
Why do errors in tracking occur?
What do people see when they attend to multiple moving objects?
How is attention involved when people control what they see?
The long-term objective of this work is to understand how visual attention interacts with motion perception and visuo-motor systems to track the motion of target objects.