|Present||Assistant Professor, University of South Florida St. Petersburg|
|Ph.D., Bangor University ‐ Bangor, Wales, UK|
|B.A., University of South Florida ‐ Psychology, Honors|
|B.A., University of South Florida ‐ Mass Communications, Honors|
|B.A., University of South Florida ‐ French, Honors|
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Peer Reviewed Articles (13)
Preliminary evidence of biased attentional mechanisms and reward processing in adults with obsessive-compulsive disorder Faculty Publications (2019)
Individuals with obsessive-compulsive-disorder (OCD) may have difficulties in using feedback from rewarding and punishing experiences to optimally guide future decisions. The current aim was to examine how adults with OCD use associative learning feedback to ...
Auditory benefits of computer-based music training Faculty Publications (2017)
Current research shows that musical training enhances neural and behavioral auditory skills, even in as little as 20 minutes to 5 weeks of instruction (Barrett, Ashley, Strait, & Kraus, 2013; Pantev & Herholz, 2011). A ...
Cognitive training enhances auditory attention efficiency in older adults. Faculty Publications (2017)
Auditory cognitive training (ACT) improves attention in older adults; however, the underlying neurophysiological mechanisms are still unknown. The present study examined the effects of ACT on the P3b event-related potential reflecting attention allocation (amplitude) and ...
Interaction of musicianship and aging: A comparison of cortical auditory evoked potentials. Faculty Publications (2015)
The goal of this study was to begin to explore whether the beneficial auditory neural effects of early music training persist throughout life and influence age-related changes in neurophysiological processing of sound. Design. Cortical auditory ...
Perceptual and cognitive neural correlates of the useful field of view test in older adults. Faculty Publications (2015)
The Useful Field of View Test (UFOV) is often used as a behavioral assessment of age-related decline in visual perception and cognition. Poor performance may reflect slowed processing speed, difficulty dividing attention, and difficulty ignoring ...
Cognitive training and selective attention in the aging brain: An electrophysiological study. Faculty Publications (2013)
Objective: Age-related deficits in selective attention are hypothesized to result from decrements in inhibition of task-irrelevant information. Speed of processing (SOP) training is an adaptive cognitive intervention designed to enhance processing speed for attention tasks. ...
Learned predictiveness speeds visual processing. Faculty Publications (2012)
When humans learn that the presence of a cue predicts the likelihood of an outcome, they can exploit this learned predictiveness, such that formation of subsequent associations between that cue and new outcomes is facilitated. ...
Value associations of irrelevant stimuli can modify rapid visual orienting. Faculty Publications (2010)
In familiar environments, goal-directed visual behavior is often performed in the presence of objects with strong, but task-irrelevant, reward or punishment associations that are acquired through prior, unrelated experience. In a two-phase experiment, we asked ...
Selective visual attention and motivation: The consequences of value learning in an attentional blink task. Faculty Publications (2009)
Learning to associate the probability and value of behavioral outcomes with specific stimuli (value learning) is essential for rational decision making. However, in demanding cognitive conditions, access to learned values might be constrained by limited ...