What we do in the lab:
experiments in the lab examine word perception and recognition. We have
investigated this using repetition blindness and orthographic priming
experiments. Repetition blindness (RB) is the phenomenon that occurs when a repeated
letter, word, or picture is shown and often results in the participant's
inability to report both occurrences of the item. Priming is also used to
explore contextual influences on word recognition.
We pursue a
variety of projects apart from word recognition. One line of research
investigates the autonomic response to familiarity.
The goal is to better understand the subjective feeling
of familiarity. Another line of research explores top-down influence on