Perception and attention research
Moving objects present a problem for the human visual system because as they move, they stimulate disparate neurons across cortex. In my lab we investigate how signals from different neurons' glimpses of a moving object areas are combined, as well as how temporal limits constrain our tracking of important objects in a dynamic scene.
We study temporal aspects of the processing of stationary objects, too. Behavioral experiments illustrated by the animations below compare speed limits for different features and the dynamics of how these features are bound into a coherent percept.
Ongoing applications include assessing whether brain-damaged patients' temporal deficits are improved by magnetic brain stimulation, and testing the effect of naps on temporal processing.
Here is a gentle introduction.
An earlier version of this summary of temporal limits on vision appears in Trends in Cognitive Science, 13(5):216-21.
Improving scientific practice
Simons, D.J., Spellman, B., & Holcombe, A.O. (2014). An introduction to the first Registered Replication Report. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 9(5), 552-555.
Holcombe, A.O. (2014). Is science self-correcting?
Simons, D.J. & Holcombe, A.O. (2014). Registered Replication Reports. The Observer, 27(3).
Registered Replication Reports are open for replication study proposals! I'm an editor for this initiative we developed at the journal Perspectives on Psychological Science
Holcombe, A.O. (2013). Riled up by Elsevier’s take-downs? Time to embrace open access.
Todd, M. & Holcombe, A.O. (2013). Open publishing is happening - the only question is how.
Protect yourself from the replicability crisis of science
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Todd, M. & Holcombe, A.O. (2012). Scientific data should be shared: An open letter to the ARC
Holcombe, A.O. (2012). Scientists are tearing down publishers' walls
Holcombe, A.O. & Pashler, H. (2012). Making it quick and easy to report replications. (via PsychFileDrawer) The Psychologist