Visual attention, emotion-cognition interactions, response interference effects, and individual differences.
In my work on visual attention I use a variety of methodologies and approaches: behavioral psychophysics, eye-tracking, and computational modeling.
For more information on my ongoing projects visit: https://publish.illinois.edu/visionlab/projects/
- PhD. from the University of Geneva (Switzerland)
Awards and Honors
Awarded a 2019 research grant from the National Science Foundation (Behavioral and Cognitive Science Division, award number: 1921735). Role: PI. Title: CompCog: Template Contrast and Saliency (TCAS) Toolbox: a tool to visualize parallel attentive evaluation of scenes.
Awarded a 2016 research grant from the BRIDGE Birmingham-Illinois partnership initiative.
Psyc230 Perception and Sensory Processes (face-to-face: Fall and Spring; Online: Winter and Summer)
Psyc396 The Attentive Mind
Global Eduction and Training (GET) in the context of the Engeneering Research Summer School
Lleras, A., Wang, Z., Ng, G. J. P., Ballew, K., Xu, J., & Buetti, S. (2020). A target contrast signal theory of parallel processing in goal-directed search. Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics, 82(2), 394-425. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13414-019-01928-9
Weldon, A. L., Liu, Q., Heller, W., & Buetti, S. (2020). Response interference by central foils is modulated by dimensions of depression and anxiety. Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics, 82(4), 1818-1834. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13414-019-01933-y
Buetti, S., Xu, J., & Lleras, A. (2019). Predicting how color and shape combine in the human visual system to direct attention. Scientific reports, 9(1), . https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-56238-9
Ng, G. J. P., Buetti, S., Dolcos, S., Dolcos, F., & Lleras, A. (2019). Distractor rejection in parallel search tasks takes time but does not benefit from context repetition* Visual Cognition, 27(5-8), 609-625. https://doi.org/10.1080/13506285.2019.1676353
Madison, A., Lleras, A., & Buetti, S. (2018). The role of crowding in parallel search: Peripheral pooling is not responsible for logarithmic efficiency in parallel search. Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics, 80(2), 352-373. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13414-017-1441-3