Visual Attention Creates Structure Over Space and Time

The next Neuroscience Seminar will take place on Friday, March 2nd at 2pm on the UWM campus (Lapham Hall #N101). Dr. Steve Franconeri is a Professor of Psychology at Northwestern University, and Director of the Northwestern Cognitive Science Program. His research is on visual thinking, visual communication, and the psychology of data visualization. He directs the Visual Thinking Laboratory, where his team explores the power and limits of the visual system, and how better design and pedagogy can help students and scientists understand and use visual representations across paper, screens, and their imagination. He has published many high-profile papers on visual attention, especially with regard to tracking of moving objects through space.