Research Area: Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience
My research efforts are aimed at fundamental questions concerning the interactions between the processes of spatial perception, representation, and attention and those of non-spatial thought, from a primarily behavioral perspective, with a present emphasis on perspective-taking, orientation, reference frames (both spatial and non-spatial), and spatial situation models. I also wish to develop formal mathematical and computational models of how people detect, identify, resolve, integrate, use, and update reference frames, as well as align or integrate different types of reference frames.
I am presently developing my dissertation experiments under the supervision of Drs. Joe Lappin and Gordan Logan. In addition to my dissertation work, Dr. Lappin and I are presently conducting experiments into the spatiotemporal dynamics of attentional load on visuospatial resolution.
In the past, I have been advised by and collaborated with Drs. John Bransford (University of Washington), Xiaodong Lin (Columbia), Daniel Schwartz (Stanford), James Pellegrino (UIC), John Reiser (Vanderbilt), and Gautam Biswas (Vanderbilt) on a variety of psychological, educational, and technological projects.
(Last Updated May 10, 2014)