Cary Stothart

Cary Stothart

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Ph.D., Florida State University

cary.stothart.1@nd.edu

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Dr. Stothart's research focuses on human attention. He's interested in the limits of attention, how our memory shapes our attention, and how our attention is modulated by our environmental context. He conducts his research using both theoretical and human factors approaches. For example, he's currently exploring how performance on attention-demanding tasks can be impacted by technology and certain physiological states, and how observed performance decrements can be prevented.

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Recent Publications

Journal Articles

Stothart, C., Wright, T. J., Simons, D. J., & Boot, W. R. (2017). The costs (or benefits) associated with attended objects do little to influence inattentional blindness. Acta Psychologica, 173, 101-105. doi: 10.1016/j.actpsy.2016.12.012

Drew, T. & Stothart, C. (2016). Clarifying the role of target similarity, task relevance and feature-based suppression during sustained inattentional blindness. Journal of Vision, 16(15), 13. doi: 10.1167/16.15.13

Stothart, C., Boot, W. R., & Simons, D. J. (2015) Using Mechanical Turk to assess the effects of age and spatial proximity on inattentional blindness. Collabra, 1(1), 1-7. doi: 10.1525/collabra.26

Stothart, C., Mitchum, A., & Yehnert, C. (2015). The attentional cost of receiving a cell phone notification. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 41(4), 893-897. doi: 10.1037/xhp0000100
* Featured in: TIME, Forbes, The Huffington Post

Stothart, C., Simons, D. J., Boot, W. R., & Kramer, A. F. (2014). Is the effect of aerobic exercise on cognition a placebo effect? PLOS ONE, 9(10), e109557. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0109557
* Featured in: The New York Times

Boot, W. R., Simons, D. J., Stothart, C., & Stutts, C. (2013). The pervasive problem with placebos in psychology: Why active control groups are not sufficient to rule out placebo effects. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 8(4), 445-454. doi: 10.1177/1745691613491271
* Featured in: National Geographic, The Huffington Post, Popular Science

Boot, W. R., Stothart, C., & Charness, N. (2013). Improving the safety of aging road users: A mini-review. Gerontology, 60(1), 90-96. doi: 10.1159/000354212

Proceedings Papers

Stothart, C., Boot, W. R., Simons, D., Charness, N., & Wright, T. (2016). Age effects on inattentional blindness: Implications for driving. In J. Zhou, & G. Salvendy (Eds.). Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population. Healthy and Active Aging. Paper presented at the International Conference on Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population, Toronto, 17-22 July (pp. 441-448). Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-39949-2_42

Boot, W. R., Barajas, K., Mitchum, A., Stothart, C., & Charness, N. (2016). Ensuring the safety and accessibility of transportation for an aging population. In J. Zhou, & G. Salvendy (Eds.). Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population. Healthy and Active Aging. Paper presented at the International Conference on Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population, Toronto, 17-22 July (pp. 386-394). Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-39949-2_37

Technical Reports

Boot, W., Charness, N., Mitchum, A., Roque, N., Stothart, C., & Barajas, K. (2015). Driving Simulator Studies of the Effectiveness of Countermeasures to Prevent Wrong-Way Crashes BDV30-977-10. Florida Department of Transportation

Boot, W., Charness, N., Mitchum, A., Landbeck, R., & Stothart, C. (2014). Aging Road Studies of Intersection Safety BDV30 TWO 977-04. Florida Department of Transportation.

Boot, W., Charness, N., Stothart, C., Fox, M., Mitchum, A., Lupton, H., & Landbeck, R. (2013). Aging Road User, Bicyclist, and Pedestrian Safety: Effective Bicycling Signs and Preventing Left-Turn Crashes BDK83 977-15. Florida Department of Transportation.

Charness, N., Boot, W., Mitchum, A., Stothart, C., & Lupton, H. (2012). Aging Driver and Pedestrian Safety: Parking Lot Hazards Study BDK83 977-12. Florida Department of Transportation.

Charness, N., Mitchum, A., Champion, M., Cowing, B., & Stothart, C. (2011). Aging Driver and Pedestrian Safety: Human Factors Studies BDK83 977-09. Florida Department of Transportation.