Research Interests

I am interested in how we move our attention within the space around ourselves in our everyday lives. For many years, psychologists have asked questions like: How do we decide where to attend at any given moment? How do we know when to switch our attention? How quickly can we pick up certain kinds of information at particular locations? My research examines how physical, “real world” factors can shape the answers to these questions.

Recent topics I have been working on include:

How does body posture bias attention?

How do nearby other people, and their relationship to us, shape where we attend and what we do in particular locations?

How do actions directed towards on-screen items differ from actions directed towards real items?