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.
The above cartoon summary of temporal limits on visual percepts appears in Trends in Cognitive Science, 13(5):216-21.
Science- Let's fix it
Registered Replication Reports are now open for replication study proposals! I'm an editor for this new initiative we developed at the journal Perspectives on Psychological Science
Todd, M. & Holcombe, A.O. (2013). Open publishing is happening - the only question is how.
Todd, M. & Holcombe, A.O. (2012). Scientific data should be shared: An open letter to the ARC
Protect yourself during the replicability crisis of science
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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