Attention to Moving Objects
Adriane E. Seiffert
Department of Psychology
534 Wilson Hall
Seiffert explores how people see and direct their attention to moving objects. The ability to follow the movement of objects is an important skill for many activities, such as driving through
a busy intersection. Seiffert investigates research questions such as: How does attention tract object movement? What is the nueral implementation of this process? Why do errors in
tracking occur? How is attention involved when people control the motion of objects? The long-term objective of this work is to understand how visual attention interacts with motion perception
and visuo-motor systems to track the motion of target objects. The methods of investigation include human psychophysics, cognitive experiments and human neuroimaging (fMRI). Funding comes from the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health.
Seiffert, A.E. & Di Lollo, V. (1997). Low-level masking in the attentional blink. Journal of Experimental Psychology; Human Perception and Performance, 23, 1061-1073.
Seiffert, A.E. & Cavanagh P. (1998). Postion displacement, not velocity, is the cue to motion detection of second-order patterns. Vision Research, 38, 3569-3582.
Seiffert, A.E., Somers D.C., Dale A.M., & Tootell, R.B.H. (2003). Functional MRI studies of human visual motion perception: Texture, luminance, attention and after-effects. Cerebral Cortex, 13, 340-349.