・Experimental Psychology

・Cognitive Psychology

・Visual Cognition


・Visual Selective Attention

・Attentional Capture








Attention can be helpful for selecting important objects from among a tremendous amount of visual information. The deployment of visual attention is controlled by both goal-driven and stimulus-driven mechanisms, and recent studies have shown that rewards can affect this deployment in a variety of situations. For example, stimuli previously associated with a reward have been shown to involuntary capture attention (e.g., Anderson et al., 2011) to facilitate selection of targets, and to modulate cognitive control. Additionally, rewarded stimuli have been reported to alter the perception of time during task performance. By investigating how reward can influence visual attention and perception I aim to reveal the mechanism underlying attentional control.