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Daniel T. Levin                                                                                                                                                                Curriculum Vitae

Department of Psychology and

Human Development

Vanderbilt University

Peabody College # 512

230 Appleton Place

(615) 322-1518

Email: daniel.t.levin@vanderbilt.edu

                          

Education and Employment

 

B.A. Reed College, Portland, Oregon (1989) Major: Psychology

Awards and Honors: Commendations for Excellence (1986 and 1987); Amati Brodi Scholarship (1988); Phi Beta Kappa

 

Ph.D. Cornell University (1997) Area: Human Experimental Psychology

Awards and Honors: NSF Graduate Fellowship Competition: Honorable Mention (1992); Sage Graduate Fellowship (1992-1996)

 

8/97 ­ 8/02: Assistant Professor of Psychology, Kent State University

9/02 ­ 8/03: Associate Professor of Psychology, Kent State University

                        Awards and Honors: Division 3 APA New Investigator Award (2001)

 

8/03 ­ Current: Associate Professor of Psychology and Human Development, Vanderbilt University

 

Grants

 

Feature Selection and the Cross-Race Recognition Deficit.  One-year NIMH B/START grant (#1 R03 MH60137-01) for $35,500. Funded for budget period of 5/99 to 4/00.

 

Thinking and Seeing: Visual Metacognition and the Legal Process. Three-year NSF grant (#SES-0214969) funded for $250,000 starting 9/02.

 

Publications

 

Levin, D.T. (1996). Classifying faces by race: The structure of face categories. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, 22, 1364-1382.

 

Simons, D.J., & Levin, D.T. (1997). Change Blindness. Trends in Cognitive Science, 1, 261-267.

 

Levin, D.T., & Simons, D.J. (1997). Failure to detect changes to attended objects in motion pictures. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 4, 501-506.

 

Keil, F.C., Smith, W.C., Simons, D.J., & Levin, D.T. (1998). Two dogmas of conceptual empiricism: Implications for hybrid models of the structure of knowledge. Cognition, 65, 103-135.

 

Simons, D.J., & Levin, D.T. (1998). Failure to detect changes to people during a real-world interaction. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 5, 644-649.

 

Keil, F.C., Levin, D.T., Richman, B.A., & Gutheil, G. (1999). Mechanism and explanation in the development of biological thought: The case of disease. In Medin, D.L., & Atran, S. (Eds.), Folkbiology. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

 

Levin, D.T. (1999). [Review of the book Inattentional Blindness]. Perception, 28, 1303-1304.

 

Levin, D.T., & Beale, J. (2000). Categorical perception occurs in newly learned faces, cross-race faces, and inverted faces. Perception and Psychophysics, 62, 386-401.

 

Levin, D.T., Momen, N., Drivdahl, S.B., & Simons, D.J. (2000). Change blindness blindness: The metacognitive error of overestimating change-detection ability. Visual Cognition, 7, 397-412.

 

Levin, D.T. (2000). Race as a visual feature: Using visual search and perceptual discrimination tasks to understand face categories and the cross-race recognition deficit. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 129, 559-574.

 

Levin, D.T., & Simons, D.J. (2000). Fragmentation and continuity in motion pictures and the real world. Media Psychology, 2, 357-380.

 

Takarae, Y., & Levin, D.T. (2001). Animals and artifacts may not be treated equally:  Differentiating strong and weak forms of category specific visual agnosia. Brain and Cognition, 45, 249-264.

 

Levin, D.T., & Angelone, B. L. (2001). Visual search for a socially defined feature: What causes the search asymmetry favoring cross-race faces? Perception and Psychophysics, 63, 423-435.

 

Levin, D.T., Takarae, Y., Miner, A., & Keil, F.C. (2001). Efficient visual search by category: Specifying the features that mark the difference between artifacts and animals in preattentive vision. Perception and Psychophysics , 63, 676-697.

 

Simons, D. J., Chabris, C. F., Schnur, T. T., & Levin, D. T. (2002).  Evidence for preserved representations in change blindness.  Consciousness and Cognition, 11, 78-97.

 

Levin, D.T., & Angelone, B.L. (2002). Categorical perception of race. Perception, 31, 567-578.

 

Levin, D.T. (2002). Change blindness blindness as visual metacognition. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 9, 111-130.

 

Levin, D.T., Simons, D.J., Angelone, B.L., & Chabris, C.F. (2002). Memory for centrally attended changing objects in an incidental real-world change detection paradigm. British Journal of Psychology, 93, 289-302.

 

Levin, D.T., Drivdahl, S.B., Momen, N., & Beck, M.R. (2002). False predictions about the detectability of unexpected visual changes: The role of beliefs about attention, memory, and the continuity of attended objects in causing change blindness blindness. Consciousness and Cognition, 11, 507-527.

 

Beck, M.R., & Levin, D.T. (2003). The role of representational volatility in recognizing pre- and postchange objects. Perception and Psychophysics, 65, 458-468.

 

Simons, D.J., & Levin, D.T. (2003). What makes change blindness interesting? In D.E. Irwin & B.H. Ross (Eds.), The psychology of learning and motivation, Vol. 42 (pp. 295-322). San Diego, CA: Academic Press.

 

Angelone, B.L., Levin, D.T., & Simons, D.J. (2003). The roles of representation and comparison failures in change blindness. Perception. 32, 947-962.

 

Levin, D.T., & Varakin, D.A. (2004).  No pause for a brief disruption: Failures to detect interruptions to ongoing events.  Consciousness and Cognition, 13, 363-372.

 

Levin, D.T., & Beck, M.R. (2004). Thinking about seeing: Spanning the difference between metacognitive failure and success. In D.T. Levin (Ed), Thinking and Seeing: Visual Metacognition in Adults and Children. Cambridge MA: MIT Press.

 

Scholl, B.J., Simons, D.J., & Levin, D.T. (2004).  ŒChange Blindness¹ Blindness: An Implicit Measure of a Metacognitive Error. In D. T. Levin (Ed), Thinking and Seeing: Visual Metacognition in Adults and Children. Cambridge MA: MIT Press.

 

Mitroff, S.R., Simons, D.J., & Levin, D.T. (in press). Nothing compares 2 views: Change blindness can result from failures to compare retained information. Perception and Psychophysics

 

Beck, M.R., Angelone, B.L., & Levin, D.T. (in press). The role of knowledge about the probability of change in detecting changes.  Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance

 

Varakin, D.A., Levin, D.T., & Fidler, R. (in press). Unseen and unaware: Applications of recent research on failures of visual awareness for human-computer interface design.

 

Beck, M.R., & Levin, D.T. (revision in prep).  Understanding the active process of vision.

 

Wayand, J.W., Levin, D.T., & Varakin, D.A. (in review). Inattentional blindness for a noxious multimodal stimulus.

 

Varakin, D.A., & Levin, D.T. (in review).  How can visual memory be so good if change detection is so bad?  Visual representations get rich so they can act poor.

 

Arrington, J.G., Levin, D.T., & Varakin, D.A. (in review).  Color onsets and offsets, and luminance changes can cause change blindness.

 

Levin, D.T., & Takarae, Y. (submitted). Visual search for natural objects.

 

Levin, D.T., & Banaji, M.R. (in prep). Distortions in the perceived lightness of faces.

 

 

Conference Presentations and Published Abstracts

 

Levin, D.T. (1995). Visual search for a complex feature: Group membership of faces. Poster presented at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology conference, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

 

Levin, D.T. (1996). Locating exceptions: Implications of a search asymmetry for race. Poster presented at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology conference, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

 

Andrews, W.M., Levin, D.T., & Field, D.J. (1996). Face space, principle components, and the vectors of emotion. Poster presented at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology conference, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

 

Levin, D.T. (1996). Association, feature selection, and the cross race recognition deficit. Presentation at the Workshop on Object Perception and Memory, Chicago, Ill.

 

Levin, D.T., Miner, A.G., & Keil, F.C. (1997). Understanding the visual information that drives visual search for kind. Poster presented at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology conference, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

 

Levin, D.T. (1998). Coordinating views in motion pictures: Presentation at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology conference, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

 

Levin, D.T., Momen, N, & Beale, J. (1998). Categorical Perception in Faces and Races. Poster presentation at the Psychonomics Conference, Dallas, TX.

 

Levin, D.T., Momen, N., Drivdahl, S.B., & Simons, D.J. (1999). Change blindness blindness: A new metacognitive error. Poster presentation at the Vision Research conference, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

 

Levin, D.T., & Lacruz, I. (1999). An alternative to the encoding expertise explanation for the cross race recognition deficit. Poster presentation at the Psychonomics conference, Los Angeles, CA.

 

Levin, D.T., & Lacruz, I. (2000). Encoding expertise cannot explain the cross-race recognition deficit: A social-cognitive account of inaccurate recognition performance. Poster presentation at the Personality and Social Psychology conference, Nashville, TN.

 

Angelone, B.L., Levin, D.T., & Simons, D.J. (2000). Change blindness and memory: Accuracy is the key. Poster presented at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology conference, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

 

Beck, M.R., & Levin, D.T. (2000). Recognizing Pre- and Post-change objects: The effects of array size and strategy shifts. Poster presented at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology conference, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

 

Levin, D.T., & Takarae, Y. (2000). The role of shape, typicality, and function in predicting search slopes for natural objects. Poster presented at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology conference, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

 

Takarae, Y., & Levin, D.T. (2000). Is the visual system organized by category? Identifying features that distinguish animals and artifacts. Poster presented at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology conference, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

 

Levin, D.T., & Beck, M.R. (2000). Change blindness blindness: A metacognitive error in which participants believe that change blindness does not occur. Poster presentation at the Psychonomics conference, New Orleans, LA.

 

Scholl, B.J., Simons, D.J., & Levin, D.T. (2000). Implicit beliefs about change detection and change blindness, Paper presentation at the Psychonomics conference, New Orleans, LA.

 

Angelone, B.L., & Levin, D.T. (2001). Change Blindness and modes of processing: Are representation and comparison independent? Poster presented at the Vision Sciences conference, Sarasota, FL.

 

Beck, M.R., & Levin, D.T. (2001). The role of beliefs about intention in producing change blindness blindness. Poster presented at the Vision Sciences conference, Sarasota, FL.

 

Takarae, Y., & Levin, D.T. (2001). Is the pen mightier than the pen-axe: Correct and incorrect conjunctions of parts in visual search for everyday objects. Poster presented at the Vision Sciences conference, Sarasota, FL.

 

Wayand, J., & Levin, D.T. (2001). Ignoring a merciless act. Poster presented at the Vision Sciences conference, Sarasota, FL.

 

Levin, D.T. (2001). Visual metacognitions underlying change blindness blindness and estimates of picture memory. Poster presented at the Vision Sciences conference, Sarasota, FL.

 

Levin, D.T. (2002). Intentional theory of mind combined with mischaracterizations of visual attention produce drastic errors of visual metacognition in adults. Paper presentation at the Psychonomics conference, Kansas City, KS.

 

Angelone, B.L. & Levin, D.T. (2002). Visual short-term memory load and detecting feature changes. Poster presented at the Vision Sciences conference, Sarasota, FL.

 

Beck, M.R., & Levin, D.T. (2002). The role of object stability in change blindness and change blindness blindness. Poster presented at the Vision Sciences conference, Sarasota, FL.

 

Varakin, D.A., & Levin, D.T. (2003). The relationship between incidental and intentional change detection and long-term recognition. Poster presented at the Vision Sciences conference, Sarasota, FL.

 

Levin, D.T., & Varakin, D.A. (2003). Failure to detect brief disruptions to visual events. Poster presented at the Vision Sciences conference, Sarasota, FL.

 

Beck, M.R., & Levin, D.T. (2003). The Guidance of Visual Attention: Using and Acquiring Knowledge about the Probability of Change. Poster presented at the Vision Sciences conference, Sarasota, FL.

 

Levin, D.T. (pending 2004). Visual Search for Rare Targets. Vision Sciences conference, Sarasota, FL.

 

Invited Talks

 

Levin, D.T. (1996, July). Implicit and explicit perceptual theory in the development of motion pictures. Invited talk at the Scene Perception Workshop: Max Planck Institute, Tubingen, Germany.

 

Simons, D. J. & Levin, D.T. (1997, May). Representing objects during dynamic events. Invited talk at the Symposium on Recognizing Large Changes to Natural Scenes at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology conference, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

 

Levin, D.T. (1998, February). Coordinating views in motion pictures. Invited talk at the Annual Interdisciplinary Conference, Jackson, WY.

 

Levin, D.T. (1998, March). Perception, cognition, and motion pictures: Creating and combining views. University of Indiana Cognitive Science Colloquium.

 

Levin, D.T. (1999, Nov). Constraining high-level vision: The roles of feature selection and similarity in understanding real-world object perception. UC Davis, Department of Psychology Colloquium.

 

Levin, D.T. (1999, Dec). Change blindness and change blindness blindness: Two ways of not seeing. Oberlin College, Department of Psychology Colloquium.

 

Levin, DT. (2000, Jan). Constraining high-level vision: The roles of feature selection and similarity in understanding real-world object perception. Indiana University, Cognitive brown bag colloquium.

 

Levin, D.T. (2000, Jan). Change blindness and change blindness blindness: Two ways of not seeing. University of Pittsburgh, Cognitive brown bag Colloquium.

 

Levin, D.T. (2001, Jan). Change blindness and change blindness blindness: Two ways of not seeing. Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Social and Decision Sciences.

 

Levin, D.T. (2001, May). Cognitive failures underlying change blindness in incidental paradigms.  Preconference on change blindness before the American Association for the Study of Consciousness conference in Durham, NC.

 

Levin, D.T. (2001, May). Relationships among metacognitions about visual attention, change blindness blindness and estimates of picture memory. Invited talk at the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness Conference, Durham, NC.

 

Levin, D.T. (2001, Oct). Change blindness and change blindness blindness: Two ways of not seeing. University of Kentucky, Louisville, Psychology Department Colloquium.

 

Levin, D.T. (2001, Nov). Constraining high level vision: The role of categories in face perception and visual search. Harvard University Psychology Department Colloquium.

 

Levin, D.T. (2002, Oct). Concepts and categories in face perception. Reed College Departmental Colloquium.

 

Levin, D.T. (2002, Oct).  Attention and intention in change blindness and change blindness blindness. University of Oregon Departmental Colloquium.

 

Levin, D.T. (2003, May). Visual metacongition: Thinking and seeing.  University of Illinois: Champaign Urbana Departmental Colloquium.

 

Levin, D.T. (2003, May). Visual metacognition: Thinking about seeing. Invited Talk at the 2003 Midwestern Psychological Association meeting.

 

Levin, D.T. (2004, January). On-line seeing & expertise: Initial hypotheses, informed guesses, and rank speculation. Invited talk at the eighth Perceptual Expertise Network meeting,  Nashville, TN.

 

 Teaching Experience

 

Instructor: Cognitive Psychology

Instructor: Graduate Cognitive Psychology

Instructor: Graduate Seminar in Visual Cognition

Instructor: Graduate Seminar in Concepts

Instructor: General Psychology

Instructor: General Psychology on the web

 

Other Professional Employment

 

Research Assistant, Dept. of Psychiatry, VA Medical Center, Portland, OR. (2/90-8/92).

Research Fellowship, Neurological Sciences Institute, Portland, OR. (6/87-8/87).

 

Professional Affiliations and Other Activities

 

Member: Psychonomics Society, Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Vision Sciences.

 

Consulting Editor: Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance (2003)

 

Ad Hoc Reviewer: Psychological Science; Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance; Behavior Research, Methods, Instruments and Computers; Visual Cognition; Social Cognition; Memory and Cognition; Perception and Psychophysics; Pragmatics and Cognition; National Science Foundation; Psychology, Public Policy and Law; Journal of Experimental Psychology: General; Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied; Behavioral and Brain Sciences; Object Perception and Memory Conference; CRDF Cooperative Grants Program.


 

References

 

Robert L. Goldstone                                                                                                       Frank C. Keil

Professor of Psychology                                                                                            Professor of Psychology

Indiana University Bloomington                                                                 Department of Psychology

Department of Psychology                                                                                   Yale University

Indiana University                                                                                                             2 Hillhouse Avenue

Bloomington, IN. 47405                                                                                           P.O. Box 208205

Office Phone: 812-855-4853                                                                              New Haven, CT  06520-8205

Email: rgoldsto@indiana.edu                                                                           Office Phone: 203-432-2389

                                                                                                                                                                        Email: frank.keil@yale.edu

 

Jonathan Schooler

Professor of Psychology

635 L.R.D.C., 3939 O¹Hara St.

University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Office Phone: 412-624-7478

Email: schooler+@pitt.edu