Professor of Psychology, New Mexico State University
Lab Member Photos
Some pics from the fall Psychonomics Society and Object Perception, Attention, and Memory (OPAM) meetings.
Lab group photo, Fall 2023. We’re missing a few folks, unfortunately, including grads Jessica Madrid and Rebecca Penn. But this is most of us.
Presenting our varied projects at the 2023 Rocky Mountain Psychological Association meeting in Albuquerque.
Presenting our medical image perception research at the NM-INBRE Conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico (2022).
Volunteering at the National Science Foundation’s “Ask a Scientist” booth at the Washington DC Awesome-Con (August, 2021).
Becca completed her master’s thesis!
Edin is now Dr. Sabic, the 3rd PhD from our lab!
Lab photo, Spring 2020
Addison Care VR/AR Lab outreach with Ciudad Nueva
Discovery Scholars Program end of year party (Fall 2019)
Dr. Amy Lanassa addressing the group as our invited speaker.Graduating DSP scholar, Elizabeth Zavala, and her DSP stole.Graduating DSP scholar, Jenelle Hansen, and her mentor (and DSP Director), Nancy McMillan. Shown here receiving her graduation stole.Our wonderful DSP scholars and mentors that were able to make it to the party, as well as Dean Pontelli (who supports our program).
Psychonomics and OPAM 2019
Me presenting our work on the spatial arrangement method’s ability to capture high dimensional spaces.Russell Richie (from the University of Pennsylvania) giving our poster on multidimensional scaling and semantic structures.Me presenting our work on incidental memory during visual search.Jessica with a full crowd at her poster.Brian preaching the word of Lego to an audience.Jessica presenting our work on the functional visual field during single-target and hybrid visual search.Bryan and Jessica presenting our work using search for Legos to understand real world behavior.
Lab member photos, Fall 2019
All of our graduate students~1/2 of our undergraduate research assistants~the other half!
Speaking in Australia: Macquarie University and University of Wollongong (Summer 2019)
Sydney Harbor Bridge (and the opera house in the background) on one of our runs through the city.Prior to my talk at Macquarie.Erik Reichle (the professor who got me interested in Cognitive Psych at Pitt in 2004) introducing me before my talk.The day of my talk in Wollongong.Beautiful coastline in Wollongong.
Undergraduate Research and Creative Arts Symposium (URCAS) 2019
Kitt Phi (Discovery Scholar), presenting his work on the creating of a virtual reality search and rescue “clue finding” experiment.Rene Mcpherson (Discovery Scholar), presenting his work on the creation of a stimulus database for visual search researchers.
Lab photo, Spring 2019
Just missing a few people from our lab in this photo. Great group of grads and undergrads in the VSM Lab!
Psychonomics and OPAM; New Orleans, 2018
Rebecca presenting her first poster on search and rescue research.Collin presenting his computational model of visual search.Jessica presenting one of the pair of posters she presented; this one on object recognition.Our conference group for the year.
New Mexico Academy of Science Research Symposium, October 2018
Audrey presenting our research on transcranial direct current stimulation and auditory processing at the symposium.
Lab photos, Fall 2018
Visual Search and Selective Attention IV Symposium; Munich, Germany 2018
Conference logo.Panel discussion following our group of speakers. Left to right: me, Greg Zelinsky, Ruth Rosenholtz, Melissa Le-Hoa Võ, Monica Castelhano, and Arni Kristjánsson.Presenting my talk on the last day of the conference.Group photo (of all invited speakers) on the edge of Lake Ammersee.
Collin becomes Dr. Scarince, the second PhD student from our lab
Collin has successfully defended his PhD, and I couldn’t be happier. I’m very proud of the work he did for his dissertation, and know he has a bright career ahead of him. This is him at the start of his defense, July 9th, 2018.At convocation.
Invited lecture at the University of Chicago
I was recently invited (by the Environmental Neuroscience Laboratory: http://enl.uchicago.edu/) to speak at the University of Chicago. I spoke about our recent work on strategy use in visual search to a wonderful group of academics (faculty and graduate students alike).
Arryn becomes Dr. Robbins, the first PhD student from our lab
I couldn’t have been happier or more proud than to see Dr. Robbins complete her degree. This is her at her defense, and her and I at her doctoral hooding, May 11th, 2018.
Undergraduate Research and Creative Arts Symposium (URCAS), NMSU 2018
Emily Green, an honors thesis student working in our lab, presenting our incidental memory research at this year’s URCAS conference.
Rocky Mountain Psychological Association Meeting, Denver 2018
Dr. Laura Madson and I at our NMSU recruitment table. We had a lot of conversations with potential new grads!Arryn presenting our research on the influence of scene context during categorical visual search.John Kulpa presenting our research on the best ways to collect similarity data.Me presenting our research on incidental memory during visual search.
Psychonomics and OPAM, Vancouver 2017
Collin presenting his talk to a packed room on the first day of OPAM.JMad killing it at her Psychonomics poster, talking hybrid search with Carrick and the Big Bad Wolfe.Me presenting John’s “Google Effect” poster at OPAM.
Lab photos, Fall 2017
At least we somehow managed to get Collin and Summer in on this one.Never let Michael Marks (and his shaky hands) take your annual lab photo. Missing several people, sadly.
NMSU Conferences: Graduate Research and Arts Symposium (GRAS), and Undergraduate Research and Creative Arts Symposium (URCAS), Spring 2017
Ms. Belle Castro (who recently completed her master’s degree), presenting the research she did in collaboration with Dr. Gaylene Fasenko and myself, at GRAS. Belle’s research focuses on how well people are able to interpret and understand primary and secondary emotions in their dogs.Mr. John DesGeorges, an undergraduate Discovery Scholar working in my lab, presenting his research at URCAS. John’s research is on transactive memory, and how people are primed to think of computer-related things when faced with difficult informational demands (or are they?).
Southwestern Psychological Association Meeting (SWPA), San Antonio 2017
Steve Walenchok presenting our talk on confirmation bias in visual search.Presenting my invited symposium on using MDS to conduct better experiments.
Speaking at the University of Arizona, February 2017
Quick snapshot from the invited talk I gave to the Psychology department at the University of Arizona in February (2017).
Psychonomics/OPAM 2016, and my workshop at Louisiana State University
Me, presenting my workshop (on multidimensional scaling) at LSU.Steve Walenchok’s very well attended talk (on decision-making in visual search) at OPAM.Hayward Godwin presenting our talk (on searching for information) at Psychonomics, followed shortly thereafter by pyrotechnics and accompanied by backup singers.Me presenting my poster (on visual search expertise) at Psychonomics.Alexis Lopez presenting our poster (on collaborative visual search) at OPAM.Arryn Robbins (with Jessica Madrid) at her poster (on multidimensional scaling simulation work) during Psychonomics.Collin Scarince presenting our work (on non-essential features in visual search) at OPAM.Jessica Madrid at her poster (on hybrid visual search) during OPAM.Steve Walenchok presenting our poster (on strategies in visual search) at Psychonomics.
Lab group photo, Fall 2016
Sadly, due to the rain, we only got a single lab photo this year! And without a tree to climb, Collin was resigned to climbing, um, the walls. Shown are my wonderful graduate students, and many of the research assistants on whom we so critically rely! Back row (left to right): Jersain Silva, Ryan Sams, Arryn Robbins, Collin Scarince, myself, Jorge Sanchez, John DesGeorges, and Summer Lileck. In front (left to right): Annette Enriquez, Jessica Madrid, Angel Ortega, Andrea Sopata, Emily Ericson, and Karime Zubia. Missing are Carrie Melia, Alexis Lopez, Natalie French, Izza Jauregui, Zoie Scott, and Steven Archuleta.
ARMADILLO Conference weekend (September, 2016)
Me presenting our talk on search expertise.Collin Scarince presenting our poster on gambling expectations/memory.Arryn Robbins presenting our work on multidimensional scaling simulations.Alexis Lopez presenting our work on collaborative visual search.Jessica Madrid presenting our poster on hybrid visual search.Steve Walenchok (honorary lab member) presenting our work on confirmation bias in visual search.
Vision Sciences Society Conference (May, 2016)
Presenting our poster on multidimensional scaling and computer vision modellingCarrie presenting our poster on the Face Inversion Effect.Arryn presenting our poster on hybrid visual search, on behalf of Jessica.Alexis presenting our poster on collaborative visual search.Presenting our poster on pupillometry and the low-prevalence effect, on behalf of Maggie.Steve Walenchok (from ASU; an unofficial lab member) presenting our work on confirmatory strategies in visual search.Collin presenting our poster on dynamic visual search.With Hayward Godwin, another unofficial lab member, at one of our posters.OPAM organizers, past and present.Presenting our micro-talk on individual differences in category typicality and mental representations in visual search.Team building with the lab, Hayward Godwin (University of Southampton), Steve Walenchok (Arizona State), and Tony Barnhart (Carthage College).
NMSU Undergraduate Research and Creative Arts Symposium (URCAS), 2016
Alexis Lopez, presenting her poster on collaborative visual search. Alexis is a Discovery Scholar, and will also be presenting this work at the upcoming Vision Sciences Society conference.URCAS poster, announcing the schedule for Maggie’s talk session.Maggie Sabik, presenting her talk on pupillometry and the low-prevalence effect. Maggie is a BRAiN scholar, and her work will also be presented at this year’s Vision Sciences Society conference.
Psychonomics and OPAM (2015)
Arryn, doing a great job on her first conference talk (at OPAM) on categorical search. She nailed it!Our undergrads, Alexis and Garrett, presenting their first ever poster (at OPAM), on collaborative search.Jessica, presenting her poster (at OPAM) on the effects of linguistics/labeling in visual search.Collin, presenting his OPAM poster on “MAD” search.ow Hayward and I are *both* former OPAM organizers!
Lab group photos, Fall 2015
Here are a couple pictures of our lab members from Fall of 2015. Here are most of our excellent undergraduate research assistants, and the graduate students.…trying to dodge the hawks.And here are my wonderful grad students……most of the lab (missing a few people for scheduling conflicts).
Vision Sciences Society Conference, 2015
Presenting my poster on object recognition processing in dual-target search.Jessica presenting her work on music and the attentional blink.Arryn presenting her poster on stress and fixational stability.Arryn presenting.Partners in crime… me and Hayward at the OPAM gathering, plotting and such. Hayward is basically an honorary member of the lab.Jessica presenting to Hayward.Many of the former OPAM organizers, plugging the conference.
At the College of Arts and Sciences Awards reception with (from left to right) Dr. Laura Madson, Jessica, Arryn, and my girlfriend, Allison.Receiving the award from Mitch Fowler, of the Creative Media Institute at NMSU.At the College of Arts and Sciences Student Awards (with Dean Slaton), where Arryn got an award for Outstanding Service.At the award reception with Collin, Adam, Laura, Yuliana, and Jessica.
Lab group photos, Fall 2014
Here are a couple pictures of our lab members from Fall of 2014.And here are some of the grad students……most of the lab (missing 1 grad student and 6 research assistants).…trying to figure out what to do with our hands.
Psychonomics and OPAM, Fall 2014
Arryn, proudly presenting her first poster on vehicle search.Collin presenting his first poster; his work on evaluative conditioning.I was skeptical of Ileana Ratiu’s poster… which is weird, considering I’m an author.Carrie, soaking it all in.Jessica, getting the scoop from one of our collaborators, Steve Walenchok.Me, doing my poster at Psychonomics.Jessica, plotting to fill up those blank poster boards with her own work.Organizing / moderating.Goodbye, OPAM conference… it’s been a fun two years, but Jeff and I hope you’re happy to see the back of us. Don’t worry, we’ll dress alike next year too.