Attention and Performance, Skill Acquisition and Skilled Performance, Mathematical Modeling of Human Performance, Cognitive Psychophysiology (eye tracking, EEG), Cognition in the Wild (Attention Restoration Theory), Cognitive Distraction in the Vehicle
My work examines how attention functions within multiple research domains, from assessing the limits of human multitasking ability while performing complex tasks such as driving, to studying how attentional capacities can be restored by interacting with nature. We use converging methodologies in our lab to measure changes in both attention and performance, from psychophysiological (EEG and fMRI), subjective ratings, to primary (e.g., driving performance) and secondary task (e.g., reaction time) measures.
Opportunities For Students
We regularly have undergraduate research assistant volunteer positions available at the beginning of Spring, Summer, and Fall semesters. Contact my graduate students (James Coleman and Jonna Turrill) for more information.
My Applied Cognition Laboratory will accept 1 or 2 graduate students to start in Fall 2014 (apply Fall 2013). Feel free to contact me or my graduate students (James Coleman and Jonna Turrill) if you have questions.
Ph.D., University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign (Psychology, 1989)
My Current Graduate Students
Spencer Charles Castro