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 seeing and thinking in our daily lives. I am interested in studying the underlying mechanisms of attention and perception, and their implications in real-world situations.
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 effect of similarity between attended and ignored items on the detection of unexpected objects when people are doing a task that demands focused attention.
Bates College (2020)
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (2023)