My research investigates how motion information is used to keep track
of moving objects. When an object moves, we shift our attention
to the object's new location. How does attention move? It's
possible that we use information about the object's trajectory to
predict where the object will be in the future and shift our attention
to the predicted location. Motion information may also be crucial
to our ability to keep track of several moving objects simultaneously.
Vanderbilt University, Nashville TN, Ph.D. in Psychology, 2012
University of Chicago, Chicago IL, B.A. in Psychology, 2007
Advisor: Steven K. Shevell, Ph.D
Thesis: The Role of Binocular Rivalry in Afterimage Strength and Formation
St. Clair, R. L., Huff, M. & Seiffert, A. E. (2010). Conflicting motion information impairs multiple object tracking. Journal of Vision, 10(4), doi: 10.1167/10.4.18.
Shevell, S.K., St.Clair, R., Hong, S.W. (2008). Misbinding of color to form in afterimages. Visual Neuroscience, 25, 355-360, doi:10.1017/S0952523808080085
Abstracts and Posters
St.Clair, R., & Seiffert, A. E. (2011). Misrepresentation of motion direction causes prediction errors in multiple object tracking [Abstract]. Journal of Vision, 11(11): 291, 291a, http://www.journalofvision.org/content/11/11/291, doi:10.1167/11.11.291.
St.Clair, R., & Seiffert, A. E. (2011). Misrepresentation of motion direction causes prediction errors in multiple object tracking [Poster at VSS].
St.Clair, R., Hong, S. W., & Shevell, S. (2008). Misbinding of color to form in afterimages follows from a persisting binocular neural representation [Abstract]. Journal of Vision, 8(6):245, 245a, http://journalofvision.org/8/6/245/, doi:10.1167/8.6.245.
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
- Conduct experiments examining how motion and surface order are represented in the visual system.
University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
- The project examined the possible relationship between changing perception during binocular rivalry and the perception of subsequent afterimages.
University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
- The project examined the possible involvement of primate prefrontal cortex in alternate representations of visual stimuli in relation to changing task demands.
Fall 2009 - Present - Teaching Assistant, Vanderbilt University
2010 - William F. Hodges Teaching Assistant Award
Memberships in Professional and Organizational Activities
Psi Chi (2006 - present)
Society for Neuroscience (2006 - present)
Vision Sciences Society (2006 - present)
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