I received a B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Computer and Information Science from The Ohio State University. I am currently pursuing a Master of Science (MS) Degree in Psychological Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where I work with Professor Daniel J. Simons in the Visual Cognition Laboratory.
My research examines the phenomenon of change blindness—the failure to notice surprisingly large changes in the visual world when those changes occur during a brief moment of distraction—in the context of movie perception. I am interested in what factors contribute to the perceptibility of a cut between two shots. I am exploring the effects of camera positions, camera angles, and the extent of temporal overlap on whether or not people notice a cut and whether the transition looks smooth.
B.S. in Psychology; Minor in Computer and Information Science – The Ohio State University