My research interests are in the area of attention, perception, memory, and emotion. I’m currently using lateralised brain activity to investigate the neural mechanisms of attentional processes and the role that threat-related stimulus content have on attentional allocation. Further to this, I’m interested in how attentional allocation mechanisms are altered under cognitive and perceptual load.
Additionally, I’m investigating the neural mechanisms of visual attentional processes in relation to visual perception and visual short-term memory, with a specific interest in endogenous and exogenous attentional capture and the effect of these on visual short-term memory encoding. Specifically, a question of interest is how salient, but irrelevant, information is encoded, via attentional capture, into visual short term memory compared to encoding of task-relevant information.
My plans for future research include the investigating visual attentional learnin, learning strategies, and the neural mechanisms of visual attentional efficiency. Ideally, the goal of my research is to improve visual attentional performance, short-term memory, and leaning performance.
a) Attentional mechanisms of cognitive performance enhancement.
b) Visual working memory and attention toward salient objects: An EEG study
c) Visual working memory and attention in Schizotypy: An EEG study
d) Working memory and the Error Related Negativity (ERN)