VSS 2016!

The lab recently returned from the Vision Sciences Society meeting in St. Pete’s Beach, FL. We presented several posters and a mini talk. It was a great time catching up with friends and spending some time on the beach 🙂

 

Cranking out that research!

Congrats to my fellow lab members and Dr. Hout for all of the VSS presentation acceptances!

I will present research I completed last semester examining pupillary reflexes during categorical search. Here is a list of our upcoming presentations:

Robbins, A., & Hout, M. C.  (2016, to be presented).  Typicality effects in categorical visual search investigated using the pupillary reflex.  Poster to be presented at the Vision Sciences Society 2016 Meeting in St. Petersburg, Fl (May, 2016).

Lopez, A., Bennett, G., Robbins, A., Godwin, H. J., & Hout, M. C.  (2016, to be presented).  Find one fast, or find them all slow: Do collaborative visual searchers search more quickly or more thoroughly?  Poster to be 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, to be presented).  Exploring the nature of mental representations in hybrid visual and memory search.  Poster to be presented at the Vision Sciences Society 2016 Meeting in St. Petersburg, Fl (May, 2016).

Hout, M. C., Maxfield, J., Robbins, A., & Zelinsky, G.  (2016, to be presented).  Object categorization performance modeled using multidimensional scaling and category-consistent features.  Poster to be presented at the Vision Sciences Society 2016 Meeting in St. Petersburg, Fl (May, 2016).

Also, congrats to Jessica Madrid who recently published her first book chapter!!

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.

 

Happy New Year!!

Our lab and work has recently received some press…

A while back, Michael Hout and I completed an interview for the Las Cruces Sun News. The article focused on our recent research examining whether or not working in pairs can benefit types of visual search. Check out the article HERE.

Also, one of our recent MDS articles was featured on the Psychonomic Society’s website, in an article written by Melissa Vo.

Here’s to another productive year!

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!!

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)