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Dr. William Schmidtphoto of faculty member
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Dalhousie University
Office: 355 Park Hall
Phone: (716) 645-3650 x. 355
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Summary of Research Interests:

In my lab we investigate questions pertaining to the functional (and potentially neural) mechanisms underlying early vision. One goal is to contrast low-level mechanistic explanations with high level cognitive explanations. We often apply illusory line motion as a dependent measure. Specific topics include: metacontrast masking, inhibition of return, visual attention, time perception and visual processing.

Representative Publications:

  • Schmidt, W. C. (2000). Endogenous attention and illusory line motion reexamined. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 26(3), 980-996.
  • Schmidt, W. C., Fisher, B. D., & Pylyshyn, Z. W. (1998). Multiple location access in vision: Evidence from illusory line motion. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 24, 505-525.
  • Snyder, J. J., Schmidt, W. C., & Kingstone, A. (2001). Attentional momentum does not underlie the inhibition of return effect. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, in press, 66 manuscript pages.
  • Schmidt, W. C. (1996). 'Inhibition of return' without visual input. Neuropsychologia, 34(10), 943-952.
  • Schmidt, W. C., & Klein, R. M. (1997). A spatial gradient of acceleration and temporal extension underlies three illusions of motion. Perception, 26, 857-874.
  • Schmidt, W. C. (1997). World-wide web survey research: Benefits, potential problems, and solutions. Behavior Research Methods, Instruments & Computers, 29, 274-279.



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