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Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

  • Hout, M. C., Robbins, A., Godwin, H. J., Fitzsimmons, G, & Scarince, C. (in press). Categorical templates are more useful when features are consistent: Evidence from eye-movements during search for societally important vehicles. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics.
  • Hout, M.C., Godwin, H.J., Fitzsimmons, G., Robbins, A., Menneer, T., & Goldinger, S. D. (2015). Using multidimensional scaling to quantify similarity in visual search and beyond. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics.  doi: 10.3758/s13414-015-1010-6.

In Media

  • Robbins, A., & Hout, M.C. (Jan. 2015). Look into My Eyes. Scientific American MIND, 26, 54-61

Book Chapters

Madrid, J., Robbins, A., Scarince, C., Godwin, H. J., & Hout, M. C. (2016). Visual spatial attention: What it is, how it works, and what it does for us. To appear in Spatial Attention: Function, Influences and Performance by Nova Science Publications, Hauppauge, NY.

Peer Reviewed Conference Proceedings

  •  Robbins, A., Hout, M.C., (2015). Object Perception, Attention and Memory 2015 Conference Report (23rd meeting, Chicago, IL), Visual Cognition

Conference Presentations

Paper Presentations

  • Hout, M. C., Lopez, A., Robbins, A., & Papesh, M. H. (2016). Expertise fine-tunes mental representations of targets during challenging visual search. Paper presented to the 2016 ARMADILLO Cognition Conference: El Paso, TX (September, 2016).
  • Hout, M. C., and Robbins, A. (2016). Individual differences in the perception of category typicality predict the usefulness of target templates during word-cued search. Micro-talk presented at the Individual Differences Brownbag, a satellite event at the Vision Sciences Society 2016 Meeting in St. Petersburg, Fl (May, 2016). 
  • Robbins, A., & Hout, M. C. (2015). Categorical templates: Typical category members are found and identified quickly during word-cued search. Paper presented at the 23rd annual Object Perception, Attention and Memory conference: Chicago, IL

Poster Presentations

  • Robbins, A., Hout, M.C., Lopez, A., & Papesh, M.H. (2017). The development of expertise in visual search and implications for professional searchers Poster presented at Graduate Research Day at New Mexico Capitol Building in Santa Fe, New Mexico (March, 2017)
  • Hout, M. C., Lopez, A., Robbins, A., & Papesh, M. H. (2016). Expertise fine-tunes mental representations of targets during challenging visual search. Poster presented at the 57th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society in Boston, Massachusetts (November, 2016).
  • Robbins, A., Cunningham, C. A., MacDonald, J., & Hout, M. C. (2016). Strength in numbers: Testing the fidelity of multidimensional scaling for large datasets. Poster presented at the 57th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society in Boston, Massachusetts (November, 2016).**Also presented at the 2016 ARMADILLO Cognition Conference: El Paso, TX (September, 2016)
  • Madrid, J., Godwin, H. J., Cunningham, C. A., Robbins, A., & Hout, M. C. (2016). All targets are not created equal: Some targets are often missed in hybrid visual search tasks. Poster presented at the 24th annual Object Perception, Attention and Memory conference: Boston, MA (November, 2016).**Also presented at the 2016 ARMADILLO Cognition Conference: El Paso, TX (September, 2016).
  • Lopez, A., Bennett, G., Robbins, A., Godwin, H. J., & Hout, M. C.  (2016).  Find one fast, or find them all slow: Do collaborative visual searchers search more quickly or more thoroughly?  Poster  presented at the Vision Sciences Society 2016 Meeting in St. Petersburg, Fl (May, 2016)
  • Madrid, J., Cunningham, C. A., Robbins, A., Godwin, H. J., Wolfe, J. M., & Hout, M. C.  (2016).  Exploring the nature of mental representations in hybrid visual and memory search.  Poster  presented at the Vision Sciences Society 2016 Meeting in St. Petersburg, Fl (May, 2016).
  • Hout, M. C., Maxfield, J., Robbins, A., & Zelinsky, G.  (2016).  Object categorization performance modeled using multidimensional scaling and category-consistent features.  Poster presented at the Vision Sciences Society 2016 Meeting in St. Petersburg, Fl (May, 2016).
  • Madrid, J., Cunningham, C., Robbins, A., & Hout, M. C. (Nov. 2015). Don’t label me!: Search for familiar, nameable objects vs. search for unfamiliar, novel objects. Poster presented at the 23rd annual Object Perception, Attention and Memory conference: Chicago, IL
  • Lopez, A., Bennett, G., Robbins, A., Godwin, H. J., & Hout, M. C. (Nov. 2015). Four eyes aren’t always better than two: Collaborative categorical multiple-target hybrid search. Poster presented at the 23rd annual Object Perception, Attention and Memory conference: Chicago, IL
  • Robbins, A., Hout, M. C., Fitzsimmons, G., Menneer, T., & Godwin, H. J. (Nov. 2015). Going beyond the ‘visual’ in visual search: Semantic search for related words. Poster presented at the 56th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society in Chicago, IL
  • Robbins, A., Hout, M. C., Godwin, H. J., & Fitzsimmons, G.  (May, 2015).  Quiet eyes: Stress, worry, and anxiety fail to influence fixational stability, accuracy, or movement frequency.  Poster presented at the Vision Sciences Society 2015 Meeting in St. Petersburgh, FL
  • Madrid, J., Robbins, A., & Hout, M. C.  (May, 2015) Drop the beat and miss T2: How various dimensions of music influence attentional failures.  Poster presented at the Vision Sciences Society 2015 Meeting in St. Petersburgh, FL
  • Robbins, A. & Thompson, L.A. (March 2015) Decreases in cortisol are positively associated with improvements in executive control. Poster presented at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society’s annual meeting in San Francisco, CA
  • Robbins, A. Hout, M.C., Godwin, H.J., Fitzsimmons, G. (Nov. 2014) Where’s Volvo? Visual search for automobiles and why attention is prioritized to school buses. Poster presented at the 22nd annual workshop on Object Perception, Attention and Memory (OPAM) in Long Beach, CA
  • Hout, M.C., Godwin, H.J., Fitzsimmons, G., Robbins, A. & Menneer, T. (Nov. 2014). Semantic and visual similarity guide visual search for words and numbers. Poster presented at the 55th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society in Long Beach, CA.
  • Thompson, L; Morgan, V.; Robbins, A, Covey, L. (2012) “Emotional and Physiological Arousal Exhibit Differing Effects on Infant Cortisol Reactivity During Learning Events”, International Conference on Infant Studies; Minneapolis, MN
  • Robbins, A.; Holt, H. (2006) “Parenting Stress and Child Temperament”, NC State Undergraduate Student Research Symposia; Raleigh, NC
  • Robbins, A.; Holt, H. (2007) “Ecological Correlates of Child Temperament: Parenting Stress.” Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors; Boone, NC

Awards and Honors

  • NMSU Arts and Sciences Travel Grant *
  • NMSU Psychology Travel Award, Summer 2015*, Fall 2015* Fall 2016*
  • Peter Foltz & Adrienne Lee Endowment for Applied Cognitive Psychology, Spring 2015*
  • Arts & Sciences Outstanding Service Award, Spring 2015
  • NMSU Psychology Travel Award, Fall 2014 *
  • Merit Based Enhancement Award, Spring 2014*
  • Graduate School Outstanding Graduate Assistant, Spring 2013*
  • Preparing Future Faculty Fellowship, Fall 2012 (1 year)
  • Distinguished Member of NMSU Teaching Academy, 2011-2015

*Monetary award

Arryn Robbins CV