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!

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)