The LAVA Lab at Wichita State University studies visual perception and attention with a focus on how modern technologies are changing the way we visually process information. Current research topics include the effects of video games on visual attention, how multitasking behaviors and preferences influence attentional filtering, strengthening visual processing using points and sound effects as feedback, graphical depiction of complex information in "glyph" displays for unmanned aerial vehicles, and how people visually search for information on web pages. We seek to apply cutting-edge theory to real-world problems in an effort to advance both basic and applied vision science.
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.