September 4, 2018. Undergraduate Research Opportunities Grant Awarded:
Senior thesis student, Joanne Kim, a dual Neuroscience & Behavior and Music major, has received an $1,800 grant from the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts to support her project entitled "The Influence of Music on Gaze Control."
July 26, 2018. New Paper Accepted for Publication:
Krasich, K., Biggs, A. T., & Brockmole, J. R. (in press). Attention capture during visual search: The consequences of distractor appeal, familiarity, and frequency . Visual Cognition. This paper will appear in an upcoming special issue Dealing with Distractors edited by Shaun Vecera, Nick Gaspelin, and Chris Olivers.
July 1, 2018. New Post-Doc Welcome:
The lab is very pleased to welcome Dr. Greg Huffman as a post-doctoral fellow. Greg comes to us from the University of Toronto and is interested in how cognition and action interact with each other and allow humans to successfully act within the environment. Learn more about Greg's research here.
June 11, 2018. New Paper Accepted for Publication:
Clement, A., Stothart, C., Drew, T., & Brockmole, J. R. (in press). Semantic associations do not modulate the visual awareness of objects. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology.
June 1, 2018. Moving Day:
The Visual Cognition Lab (along with the entire Department of Psychology) has moved from Haggar Hall to our new purpose-built home in Corbett Family Hall. You can find us in room 548.
May 20, 2018. Commencement Weekend:
Congratulations to undergraduate research assistants Gabriella Adams, Kathryn Kehoe, Kathryn Tighe and to Ph.D. student Andrew Clement who all graduated from Notre Dame this weekend.
April 23, 2018. All But Dissertation:
Graduate Student Kristina Krasich has successfully proposed her dissertation entitled "The Effects of Mind Wandering on Gaze Control."
February 23, 2018. Successful Doctoral Defense:
Graduate Student Andrew Clement has successfully defended his dissertation entitled "Updating Perception and Action Across Real-World Viewpoint Changes". Congratulations Dr. Clement!
February 12, 2018. New Post-Doc Placement:
Graduate Student Andrew Clement has accepted a post-doctoral fellowship with Prof Jay Pratt at the University of Toronto.
January 18, 2018. New Paper Accepted for Publication:
Krasich, K., McManus, R., Hutt, S., Faber, M., D'Mello, S. K., & Brockmole, J. R. (in press). Gaze-based signatures of mind wandering during real-world scene processing. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. Portions of this work constituted a senior thesis by Bobby McManus in the Visual Cognition Lab.
December 4, 2017. Former Senior Thesis Student Becomes a Post-Doc:
Former senior thesis student Deborah Cronin, who is finishing her graduate work at UIUC with Prof. David Irwin, has accepted a post-doctoral fellowship at UC-Davis where she will work with Prof. John Henderson.
October 16, 2017. New Job Placement:
Post-Doctoral Fellow Cary Stothart has started a new position as Research Psychologist at the US Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences in Forth Leavenworth, KS.
September 28, 2017. From Senior Thesis to Peer-Reviewed Publication:
O'Donnell, R. E., Clement, A., & Brockmole, J. R. (in press). Semantic and functional relationships among objects increase the capacity of visual working memory. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition.
August 2, 2017. New Grant:
Led by psychology graduate student Kristina Krasich and philosophy graduate student Samuel Murray, the lab has received a grant from the John Templeton Foundation to study the behavioral and neurological link between mind wandering and prospective memory.
July 31, 2017. New Paper Accepted for Publication:
Clement, A., Randvansky, G. A., & Brockmole, J. R. (in press). Compression of environmental representations following interactions with objects. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics.
July 12, 2017. Best Student Paper Award:
Congratulations to graduate student Kristina Krasich who, along with D'Mello Lab graduate students Stephen Hutt, Nigel Bosch, and Caitlin Mills, have won the James Chen Best Student Paper Award at the 2017 Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation, and Personalization (UMAP)
May 8, 2017. Faculty Honors:
Prof. Brockmole has been appointed to the Joseph and Elizabeth Robbie Collegiate Chair in recognition of his achievements as "as a scholar, teacher, and citizen of the University."
April 29, 2017. Undergraduate Student Achievement Award:
Senior thesis student Caitlin Sisk has won the John F. Santos Award for most outstanding graduating psychology major.
April 25, 2017. Graduate Student Teaching Award:
Kristina Krasich has been awarded the Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award from the Department of Psychology for her work as instructor-of-record for Introduction to Biopsychology.
April 24, 2017. New Paper Accepted for Publication:
Stothart, C., Clement, A., & Brockmole, J. R. (in press). Satisfaction in motion: Subsequent search misses are more likely in moving search displays. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review.
April 1, 2017. Graduate School Acceptance:
Senior thesis student Caitlin Sisk has accepted an offer of graduate admission from the University of Minnesota where she will pursue a Ph.D. under the direction of Prof. Yuhong Jiang.
March 18, 2017. Graduate School Acceptance:
Senior thesis student Ryan O'Donnell has accepted an offer of graduate admission from Pennsylvania State University where he will pursue a Ph.D. under the direction of Prof. Brad Wyble.
February 8, 2017. Graduate Student Fellowship:
Kristina Krasich has been awarded a fellowship from Duke University/Templeton Foundation to attend the Summer Seminars in Neuroscience and Philosophy (SSNAP). The fellowship also includes research support for a year-long project on mind wandering.
January 1, 2017. News Page:
Great things are happening all the time in the Visual Cognition Lab and we need to brag a little. We'll be posting exciting news as it happens on this new web page.