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John Rieser

Professor Emeritus, Psychology and Human Development
Investigator, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development

Professor Rieser's research is focused on development and how perception, representation (imagination), and action come to act in concert as a coordinated system. Through mainly experimental studies with toddlers, children, adults and visually impaired adults, he is probing the functional organization of the system and the system's limits.

Representative Publications

  • Rieser, J.J., Pick, H.L., Ashmead, D.H. & Garing, A.E. (1995). Calibration of human locomotion and models of perceptual-motor organization. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 21, 480-497.
  • Rieser, J.J., Garing, A.E, & Young, M.F. (1994). Imagery, action, and your children's spatial orientation: It's not being there that counts, it's what one has in mind. Child Development, 65, 1262-1278.
  • Rieser, J.J., Hill, E.W. & Taylor, C.R. (1992). Visual experience, visual field size, and the development of non visual sensitivity to the spatial structure of outdoor neighborhoods explored by walking. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 121, 210-221.