Applied Visual Attention Laboratory

Lab Overview


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Our research examines the consequences of attentional limitations on real-world tasks and the neural underpinnings of attention and memory. We use a mixture of methods (EEG, eye-tracking, behavioral performance) to investigate how these issues. Our research program includes studying experts, such as radiologists, in order to understand why errors are sometimes made. We are studying a variety of interventional approaches designed to reduce error rates in these sorts of applied tasks. We also study the neural mechanisms that underlie our ability to represent information using electroencephalograph (EEG). The capacity of visual attention is limited and we use a variety of methods to study the ramifications of this fact on behavior.

Thanks to our funding sources:

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering logo
United States Department of Defense logo
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