• New Article Published in JEP:HPP

    We have a new article out in JEP:HPP that focuses on contextual influences on  categorical search templates.

  • PICS Database at APS

    I am very excited to have the opportunity to share information about the PICS database at the APS Convention this year in Washington D.C.  I have worked with my colleagues at New Mexico State University and the University of Central Florida to develop a database of images that is organized by similarity using multidimensional scaling.…

  • See you at VSS!

    I will be presenting a poster at VSS 2019 on my work with NMSU and UCF. We examined the ability of MDS to quantify category variability and predict visual search performance. This will be the first presentation to include information about the forthcoming PICS database. Robbins, A., Scherer, K., Sabic, E., MacDonald, J., Ercolino, A.,…

  • Join us for PIE at NITOP!

    Dr. Kateryna Sylaska and I will host a Participant Idea Exchange at the 2019 meeting of the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology. We will discuss best practices for teaching future researchers of psychological science in a time when the field struggles with a replication crisis. Robbins, A., & Sylaska, K. (2019) Riding the…

  • RMPA Talk in April

    I just received word that I will be giving a talk at the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association Conference April 12-14.  This talk will be a summary of my dissertation efforts, focusing on how context is an important factor in developing precise search templates in categorical search.  It will be my first time attending RMPA. I…

  • VSS updates

    I recently was accepted to present at the Vision Sciences Society conference this year in St. Pete’s Beach, FL.  I will be presenting some data from my dissertation research. I’m excited to be back at VSS this year! Robbins, A., Hout, M. C. (May, 2018).  Scene context influences expectations about imprecisely specified search targets.  Poster…

  • Featured Article on Psychonomics Website

    Last week our most recent article ““Categorical templates are more useful when features are consistent: Evidence from eye-movements during search for societally important vehicles.” was featured on the website for the Psychonomic Society! You can read more HERE

  • New paper published!

    We are happy to have another paper published in AP&P! Congrats gang! 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.

  • Catching up!

    Catching up!

    I recently had the opportunity to present at Graduate Education Day in Santa Fe, NM at the capitol building! I was selected by the Dean of the Graduate school to present my research on expertise in visual search. I was happy to represent NMSU at this event and educate our legislators about all the amazing…

  • MIT Lincoln Laboratory

    In two weeks I will head to Cambridge, MA to work as a graduate research intern at the MIT Lincoln Laboratory. I’m so excited about this opportunity and look forward to doing some new research!

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