Faculty Research Interests

  • visual attention
  • attention allocation
  • task switching
  • working memory
  • cognitive control
  • retinal input and conscious visual perception
  • selective attention
  • error monitoring
  • emotion processing and regulation
  • role of sleep in memory consolidation
  • expertise
  • rhythm and temporal processing
  • role of prosody in word segmentation and lexical access
  • music cognition
  • auditory perception

Fall 2020 Cognitive Science Forum Schedule


Affiliated Programs

MSU Cognitive Science Program 

Cognitive Imaging Research Center


Labs & Research Projects

Recent Publications

Altmann, E. M. (2019). Response–cue interval effects in extended-runs task switching: memory, or monitoring?. Psychological research83(5), 1007-1019.

Altmann, E. M. (2018). No evidence that sleep deprivation effects and the vigilance decrement are functionally equivalent: comment on Veksler and Gunzelmann (2017). Cognitive science42(2), 708-711.

Brascamp, J. W. (2019). Neurophysiology: Charting the Confluence of the Two Eyes’ Information Streams. Current Biology29(4), R134-R136.

Burgoyne, A. P., Hambrick, D. Z., & Altmann, E. M. (2019). Is working memory capacity a causal factor in fluid intelligence?. Psychonomic bulletin & review, 1-7.

Burgoyne, A. P., Hambrick, D. Z., Moser, J. S., & Burt, S. A. (2018). Analysis of a mindset intervention. Journal of Research in Personality77, 21-30.

Burgoyne, A. P., Sala, G., Gobet, F., Macnamara, B. N., Campitelli, G., & Hambrick, D. Z. (2018). The relationship between cognitive ability and chess skill: A comprehensive meta-analysis: Corrigendum. Intelligence, 71, 92-96.

Danovitch, J. H., Fisher, M., Schroder, H., Hambrick, D. Z., & Moser, J. (2019). Intelligence and neurophysiological markers of error monitoring relate to children's intellectual humility. Child development90(3), 924-939.

Fang, M. W., Becker, M. W., & Liu, T. (2019). Attention to colors induces surround suppression at category boundaries. Scientific reports9(1), 1443-1456.

Fang, M. W., Ravizza, S. M., & Liu, T. (2019). Attention induces surround suppression in visual working memory. Psychonomic bulletin & review, 1-8.

Fromboluti, E. K., & McAuley, J. D. (2018). Perceived duration of auditory oddballs: test of a novel pitch-window hypothesis. Psychological research, 1-17.

Hambrick, D. Z., Altmann, E. M., & Burgoyne, A. P. (2018). A Knowledge Activation Approach to Testing the Circumvention-of-Limits Hypothesis. American Journal of Psychology131(3), 307-321.

Hao, R., Becker, M. W., Ye, C., Liu, Q., & Liu, T. (2018). The bandwidth of VWM consolidation varies with the stimulus feature: Evidence from event-related potentials. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance44(5), 76-777.

Healey, M. K., Long, N. M., & Kahana, M. J. (2019). Contiguity in episodic memory. Psychonomic bulletin & review26(3), 699-720.

Healey, M. K., & Uitvlugt, M. G. (2019). The role of control processes in temporal and semantic contiguity. Memory & cognition47(4), 719-737.

Stepan, M. E., Fenn, K. M., & Altmann, E. M. (2018). Effects of sleep deprivation on procedural errors. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.

Thakkar, K. N., Antinori, A., Carter, O. L., & Brascamp, J. W. (2019). Altered short-term neural plasticity related to schizotypal traits: Evidence from visual adaptation. Schizophrenia research207, 48-57.

Thakkar, K. N., Silverstein, S. M., & Brascamp, J. W. (2019). A review of visual aftereffects in schizophrenia. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews. 68-77.

Uitvlugt, M. G., & Healey, M. K. (2019). Temporal proximity links unrelated news events in memory. Psychological science30(1), 92-104.

Wills-Conn, K., Schroder, H., Moser, J., & Ravizza, S. (2019). Stimulus-driven attention and cognitive control during encoding: An event related brain potentials study. Biological psychology144, 1-10.