Laboratory of Applied Visual Attention

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The Laboratory of Applied Visual Attention was founded in 2007 and currently has 4 graduate and 2 undergraduate student researchers. Our lab seeks to understand how modern technologies shape the way we perceive and attend to the world and to apply these insights to improve society. Research topics include web page perception, perceptual learning in action video games, information visualization via glyphs, visual search training, and human factors in health care. Specializing in visual attention, perception, and cognition, we apply basic theories to real world problems using empirical studies and computational modeling.



5/11/12 - Congratulations to Dr. Christopher Brown for successfully defending his dissertation. Chris is taking a position at 3M in St. Paul, Minnesota. We’ll miss you!

4/24/12 - Andrew Miranda awarded a Psychology Department Research Assistantship for the 2012-2013 academic year.

4/16/12 - Neethan Siva awarded an NSERC Graduate Fellowship for the 2012-2013 academic year from the Canadian Government.

4/13/12 - Duy Nguyen and Neethan Siva awarded travel grants to Vision Sciences Society Annual Meeting from the Graduate Research Association.

3/22/12 - Evan Palmer delivered Grand Rounds to Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, MO.

2/17/12 - Evan Palmer nominated for the John R. Barrier Distinguished Teaching Award.

11/8/11 - Evan Palmer finished revising website, lectures, and test bank for Sensation & Perception, 3rd Edition by Wolfe, Kluender, Levi, et al. Website free and open to the public: http://sites.sinauer.com/wolfe3e/

11/4/11 - Chris Brown, Sarah Fouquet, and Andrew Miranda all selected as finalists in the Randall Chambers Memorial Award research competition.