Lab Members & Collaborators

Principal Investigator

Grad Student Lab Members

  • Sara Obaid Ul Islam

    MA Student
    obais348@newschool.edu

    Sara is interested in how our prior experience with visual environments (e.g. natural scenes, websites) changes the way in which we attend to and extract information from them. As a case study, Sara is currently investigating how people deploy attention when viewing social media, which have overnight become a fixture in homo sapiens’ visual ecology. Sara comes to us from Pakistan, and has received a Fulbright Scholarship to support studying at the New School.

  • Mariah Woodruff

    MA Student
    woodm437@newschool.edu

    Mariah’s research focuses on how we see objects not only as having shapes, but also as having separate, functionally significant parts — such as when we see a shape as having a front. Her research investigates how fronts are perceived, and the consequences of such perception for motor behavior. Prior to entering the Psychology program, she completed a Master’s degree at Parson’s School of Design. Together with Michael Schober and Aaron Hill, she also studies how to design hurricane maps for non-experts, in order to optimally visualize uncertainty and improve risk evaluation.

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