OPAM acceptance and a new semester!

So much good news to share from the past few weeks! I am thrilled to be presenting at both the Psychonomic Society Conference and at OPAM this year in Chicago.

At the conference for the Psychonomic Society, I will be presenting a poster titled “Going beyond the ‘visual’ in visual search: Semantic search for related words.”. This project was in collaboration with Michael Hout, Gemma Fitzsimmons, Tammy Meneer, and Hayward Godwin and delves into the role of semantic information during attentional guidance. I’m happy to have the opportunity to present!

I recently received my acceptance to give a talk on our work in categorical search at this year’s OPAM. I’m very excited to share the results!! I’ll be speaking Thursday November 19th, which is just before the kickoff for The Psychonomic Society conference this year in Chicago. My talk is entitled “Categorical templates: Typical category members are found and identified quickly during word-cued search.”

Some more good news, 2 of our outstanding research assistants (Alexis and Garrett) will be presenting a poster highlighting our work examining strategies in collaborative visual search. This is a very cool line of research we are starting in the lab and we can’t wait to share our results!

Lopez, A., Bennett, G., Robbins, A., Godwin, H. J., & Hout, M. C. (to be presented). Four eyes aren’t always better than two: Collaborative categorical multiple-target hybrid search. Poster to be presented at the 23rd annual Object Perception, Attention and Memory conference: Chicago, IL (November, 2015).

And Jessica Madrid, a Masters student in our lab, will be presenting her work in vsual search of familiar vs unfamiliar objects. Way to go J Mad!

Madrid, J., Cunningham, C., Robbins, A., & Hout, M. C. (to be presented). Don’t label me!: Search for familiar, nameable objects vs. search for unfamiliar, novel objects. Poster to be presented at the 23rd annual Object Perception, Attention and Memory conference: Chicago, IL (November, 2015).

Great job team!!

Awards and Celebrations!

Recently I was honored to receive an award from the NMSU College of Arts and Sciences for Outstanding Service to the university and community. I was lucky to have support from my advisor and colleagues at the ceremony!

Michael Hout, Me, and the fantastic Dean Slaton at the Arts and Sciences Award Ceremony.

Michael Hout, Me, and the fantastic Dean Slaton at the Arts and Sciences Award Ceremony.

VSS acceptance!

Happy to have a poster accepted to the annual meeting of the Vision Sciences Society in May. I’ll be there discussing a novel anticipatory stress paradigm I developed and it’s  LACK of influence on eye stability.

Robbins, A., Hout, M. C., Godwin, H. J., & Fitzsimmons, G.  (upcoming).  Quiet eyes: Stress, worry, and anxiety fail to influence fixational stability, accuracy, or movement frequency.  Poster to be presented at the Vision Sciences Society 2015 Meeting in St. Petersburgh, Fl (May, 2015).

Also, Jessica Madrid (also in VSM Lab) has her first poster acceptance and will present the results of our music and attention research!

Madrid, J., Robbins, A., & Hout, M. C.  (upcoming).  Drop the beat and miss T2: How various dimensions of music influence attentional failures.  Poster to be presented at the Vision Sciences Society 2015 Meeting in St. Petersburgh, Fl (May, 2015)

New updates for the New Year!

I’m happy to say that I will be presenting my master’s thesis as a poster for the upcoming Cognitive Neuroscience Society conference in San Francisco this year.

Robbins, A. & Thompson, L.A. (upcoming). Decreases in Cortisol are Positively Associated with Improvements in Executive Control. To be presented at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society’s annual meeting in San Francisco, CA (March, 2015)

Also, our SA Mind article is officially on stands today. Go to your nearest Barnes and Noble and pick up a copy!

Happy New Year!