I am a cognitive psychologist with strong interests in cognitive neuroscience. I teach in the Department of Psychology and in Seton Hall's Data Visualization and Analysis program. I pursue two lines of research: In one line of research I investigate the mechanism of visuomotor biases in both healthy individuals and individuals with neurological damage. In a second line of research I investigate how people use contingency or correlational information to make inferences about the causes of events in their environment. Most recently, I am investigating how visuomotor attentional biases may influence the ability of an individual to acquire information about how events in their environment are correlated.
- Ph.D., University of Virginia
- M.A., Western Kentucky University
- B.A., Western Kentucky University
"Effects of prism adaptation on motor-intentional spatial bias in neglect." Neuroreport, 22(14), 700- 705, October 2011.
"Prism adaptation differently affects motor-intentional and perceptual-attentional biases in healthy individuals." Neuropsychologia, 49, 2718– 2727, June 2011.
"Asymmetrical effects of adaptation to left and right shifting prisms depends on pre-existing attentional biases." Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 16, 795 – 804, May 2010.
"Causal discounting in the presence of a stronger cue is due to bias." Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 17(2), 213 – 218, April 2010.
"Spacing practice sessions across days earlier rather than later in training improves performance of a visuomotor skill." Experimental Brain Research, 189(2), 189- 197, May 2008.
"Comparison then computation: A model of independent causal efficacy." In B.C. Love, K. McRae & V.M. Sloutsky (Eds.), 30th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 173- 178, Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society, May 2008.
- "Discounting and conditionalization: Dissociable cognitive processes in human causal inference." Psychological Science, 16(8), 590- 59, August 2005.
"Non-normative discounting: There is more to cue interaction effects than controlling for alternative causes." Learning & Behavior, 33(2), 197-210, May 2005.
- Co-investigator on a National Institutes of Health grant to investigate prism adaptation as a treatment for post-stroke neglect.