International Convention of Psychological Science 2019 – Paris

Professor Tony Lambert And Dr. Nathan Ryckman will both be presenting posters at the 3rd biannual International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS), at Le Palais des Congrès de Paris.

With over 1500 posters to be presented over 12 sessions, make sure to say hello to Tony & Nathan in poster session 6, posters 88 & 86, respectively.

Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Conference 2017

Associate Professor Tony Lambert and Dr. Nathan Ryckman represented the lab in paper and poster sessions (respectively). Tony presented research conducted by Sam Askelund and Nathan Ryckman, observing differences in cuing effects between bilateral and unilateral cues that serve to indicate or counter-indicate the location of an impending target stimulus and the effect of participants being aware or unaware of the cue utility. Nathan presented research from our ongoing project of developing direct measures of dorsal-stream attention using non-conscious stimuli, using eye-movements as responses.

Askelund, S., Ryckman, N. A., & Lambert, A. J. (2017, November). Non-conscious effects of landmark cues on over and covert attention movements. Paper presented at the 7th annual meeting of the Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Society. Adelaide, South Australia.

Ryckman, N. A., & Lambert, A. J. (2017, November). Objective Contrast Threshold Predicts Non-conscious Visual Cue Efficacy and Age. Poster presented at the 7th annual meeting of the Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Society. Adelaide, South Australia.

New Article re: Unifying the models of vision and attention

Where models of vision and attention have conventionally been separate entities, Lambert et al. (2017) presents an empirically derived model that unifies the two processes.

Lambert, A. J., Wilkie, J., Greenwood, A., Ryckman, N. A., Sciberras-Lim, E., Booker, L., & Tahara-Eckl, L. (2017). Towards a unified model of vision and attention: Effects of visual landmarks and identity cues on covert and overt attention movements. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. doi: 10.1037/xhp0000474

New Article re: EEG study of dorsal and ventral streams

A significant difference in the C1 component of visua ERPs in parietal-occipital sites is larger for landmark cueing than discrimination tasks, indicating stronger early recruitment of the visual stream.

Lambert, A. J., & Wootton, A. (2017). The time-course of activation in the dorsal and ventral visual streams during landmark cueing and perceptual discrimination tasks. Neuropsychologia, 103, 1-11. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2017.07.002

Welcome to our new lab members

We welcome our new Post-Doctoral Associate Dr. Nathan Ryckman (welcome back!), PhD Student Evatte Sciberras-Lim (welcome back!), our new Masters student, Fernando Mendes de Barros, and our new Honours student Kelsey Schaumann.

New Article re: Intentional Forgetting

Our paper based on Dr. Nathan Ryckman’s PhD work has been accepted for publication! The article discusses the effects of thought suppression on imagined emotional events, and individual differences that play a roll in suppressive capabilities.

Ryckman, N. A., Addis, D., Latham, A. J., & Lambert, A. J. (2017). Forget about the future: Effects of thought suppression on memory for imaginary emotional episodes. Cognition and Emotion. doi: 10.1080/02699931.2016.1276049