Project Description:

When we look at an object, what we perceive is influenced by the environment surrounding that object, and researchers can experimentally manipulate the relative influence of the environment on basic visual perception. In this research project, we will ask whether internal environments (like flow or curiosity) shape basic visual perception in the same way that external environments (like scene statistics) do. Possible activities include: literature review, developing hypotheses, designing measures, coding experiments on visual displays, running human participants in experimental and non-experimental studies, analyzing qualitative and quantitative data, discussing and presenting findings. No prior experience is necessary; we work together to learn needed skill

Keywords/Areas of Study: visual perception, psychology, experiment

Hourly Time Commitment (per week): 9 hours (3 credit hours)

Length of Commitment: No fewer than 1 semester

Modality: Face-to-face (specify days or times per week)

Type of Opportunity: Credit- or course-based (e.g., independent study, capstone project)

Contact Faculty Lead:
Sarah Allred
Department of Psychology:
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