Media Attention In January, 2019, the Las Cruces Sun News ran a story about our upcoming virtual reality laboratory. In partnership with (and through the generous donations of) Las Cruces based Electronic Caregiver, we are building a VR lab here on NMSU campus. The focus of the work will be broad, but will include best practices in search and rescue, rehabilitative falls research, medical simulations, and much more. Dr. Phillip Post (Associate Professor in Kinesiology) and I will be co-directors of the lab. We are thrilled that this exciting new lab is coming to fruition! You can find the story here: https://www.lcsun-news.com/story/news/education/nmsu/2019/01/07/nmsu-create-virtual-reality-lab-gift-electronic-caregiver/2507215002/?fbclid=IwAR2HQOjoDWf7WPTTnV2hkdVXiQBQQF88ctNgJkoBfB8kXDjObK8r-mk_y30 On February 18th, 2017, the Las Cruces Sun News ran a story about the Rising Star award I received from the Association for Psychological Science. The full article can be found at: http://www.lcsun-news.com/story/news/education/nmsu/2018/02/17/nmsu-professor-receives-award-advancing-psychology/348314002/ On July 26th, 2017, our work was featured in a Psychonomic Society blog post by Dr. Gary Lupyan. Gary discussed our recent article in Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics entitled, “Categorical templates are more useful when features are consistent: Evidence from eye-movements during search for societally important vehicles.” The full article can be found at: https://featuredcontent.psychonomic.org/finding-the-waldolance-among-sedans-verbal-cues-can-guide-search-for-societally-important-vehicles/ In April, 2017, the Las Cruces Sun News ran a story on the Discovery Scholars Program, of which I am the associate director. Link to the online story: http://www.lcsun-news.com/story/news/2017/03/25/nmsus-discovery-scholars-program-gives-students-paid-research-experience/99603844/ In January, 2017, NMSU covered the awards given out at the spring convocation, of which I was a recipient (of the Donald C. Roush award for excellence in teaching). Link to the online story: https://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/12307/nmsu-honors-faculty-retired-staff-member-during-convocation-ceremony In August, 2016, NMSU covered the awards given out at the fall convocation, of which I was a recipient (for Early Career Exceptional Achievement in Scholarly Activity). The full article can be found here: https://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/12076/nmsu-convocation-honors-eight-faculty-members-for-excellence-in-teaching-research In June, 2016, our article was published in a special issue of Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, called “Arguments about the nature of concepts: Symbols, embodiment, and beyond.” The issue was covered in a blog post for the Psychonomic Society by Dr. Stephan Lewandowsky. The full article can be found here: http://www.psychonomic.org/featured-content-detail/symbodiment-god-may-really-be-up-there-perhaps-you On January 3rd, 2015, an article came out in the Las Cruces Sun News discussing our research on collaborative visual search, and our budding work on eye-movements and expertise. The full article can be found here: http://www.lcsun-news.com/story/news/education/nmsu/2016/01/03/research-shows-some-jobs-better-done-alone/78230552/ On December 17th, 2015, our work was featured in a Psychonomic Society blog post by Dr. Melissa Le-Hao Vo. Melissa discussed our recent article in Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics entitled, “Using multidimensional scaling to quantify similarity in visual search and beyond.” The full article can be found at http://www.psychonomic.org/featured-content-detail/telling-apart-santas-stockings-sneaky-waldos-ho-ho. In October, 2015, the work that we have been doing with Garrett Bennett, as part of the NMSU Discovery Scholars program, was featured in the Las Cruces Sun News, and the NMSU news. Found, here: http://www.lcsun-news.com/story/news/education/nmsu/2015/10/31/program-fosters-undergraduates-achievement/74950956/ Our recent article in PLoS One, entitled “The perception of naturalness correlates with low-level visual features of environmental scenes” was discussed in an article by CityLab (from The Atlantic magazine). Laura Bliss wrote an article called “What makes nature look natural?” which can be found, here: http://www.citylab.com/design/2015/01/what-makes-nature-look-natural/384202/. On May 2nd, 2014, I was interviewed about my research by the Las Cruces radio station, KGRT, for a show called “Let’s talk, Las Cruces”. In the March 28th (2014) news report by School Transportation News, Ryan Gray wrote an article about our research on how people pay attention to motor vehicles. The article was entitled “Study looks at how motorists pay attention to school buses”.