Perception, Attention & Control Lab
PI: Adriane Seiffert
Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience
Announcements & PACcolades
DSR #22703 STTR Research Project funded. This collaboration
between Vanderbilt University computer scientists and cognitive
scientists will work with DiscernTek analysts to create a a system of
human-computer interfaces for application to military command or
business that represents human perception and cognition for the purpose
of providing ready access to salient information.
June 2012: Becky St.Clair will be starting a new job at Verizon
Wireless in Texas! Her scientific mind and ability to party rock will
definitely be missed in the lab. Congratulations!
May 2012: Becky St.Clair and Hyunyoung Park presented posters at VSS 2012!
Becky presented her poster, "People are sensitive to distractor
motion in multiple object tracking."
Hyunyoung presented her poster, "Updating visual working memory is both
object-based and feature-selective."
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. Our methods include human psychophysics,
eyetracking, and virtual reality.
We investigate research questions such as:
How does attention track object movement?
What is the neural implementation of this process?
Why do errors in tracking occur?
How is attention involved when people control the motion of objects?
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.
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