Visual Cognition Laboratory

Director: James R. Brockmole


We are interested in how human observers create, store, and employ representations of objects and scenes. Specific interests include how visual short-term memory develops over time, how visual attention and memory subserve various cognitive behaviors such as search and wayfinding, and how context and experience influence performance on visually guided tasks. The lab uses a variety of tasks and dependent measures to investigate these aspects of cognition, but a major methodology involves the recording and analysis of eye movements, which reveal what and how visual information is processed in real time.


Our lab is currently recruiting eligible members of the community to participate in research.


College-age adults

What's Involved?

Participants will generally complete a set of computer-based tasks. The majority of studies are less than 1 hour in duration.

Visual Cognition Laboratory