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Primary Advisor

Gordon Logan

Contact Information

+1 615 340 3400
622C Wilson Hall

Research Area

  • Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Education

    M.S., Psychology, Vanderbilt University

    M.S., Computer Science, Vanderbilt University

    B.S., European Economics, Computer Science, Vanderbilt University

    Doug Morse

    Doctoral Candidate
    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. Gordan Logan and Joseph Lappin.  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 October 12, 2015)