Our perceptual experience of things and events connects us to people and the world we live in. Attention and perception are two fundamental aspects of the mind that synthesize our experience of living and thinking in our daily lives. I am interested in studying the implications and underlying mechanisms of attention and perception.
I am currently working with Dr. Daniel Simons to study selective attention on inattentional blindness – the phenomenon of our ability to attend to relevant information exclusively and ignore distractions. Specifically, we are examining the ways that people react to unexpected objects while they are doing a task that demands focused attention.
Bates College (2020),