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but can recognize it as familiar. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 138, 146-159.

electrophysiology of perception and cognition. The facility houses two EEG systems with separate subject-running rooms. One system is a state-of-the-art 128-channel Electrical Geodesic system that supports source localization and uses a technology that allows the cap to be applied and tested in just 10-15 minutes. The second system is a 32- channel NeuroScan system for conducting EEG studies using traditional methods.

In addition, we have a state-of-the art virtual reality system along with a head-mounted display for 3D immersive







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modern eye-tracking system for attention, psycholinguistics, web

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Cleary, A. M. (2004). Orthography, phonology, and meaning: Word features that give rise to feelings of familiarity in recognition. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 11, 446-451.

Dr. Benjamin Clegg conducts research investigating a variety of aspects of human performance, including how to apply principles from cognitive psychology to real-world tasks and skills. His work examines issues such as training, automation, and situation awareness. The focus of Dr. Clegg’s basic research is on sequencing and sequence learning, including implicit learning.

computer usability, and physiological data such EMG, EOG, etc.

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Biopac system for collecting galvanic skin response, ECG,

Abrahamse, A. (2010).

E. L., Jimenez, L., Verwey, W. B., & Clegg, B. Representing serial action and perception.

Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 17(5), 603-623.

Blalock, L. D., Sawyer, B. D., Kiken, A. & Clegg, B. A. (2009). The impact of load on dynamic versus static situational knowledge while driving. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 53rd Annual Meeting, 1338-1342.

Clegg, B. A., Heggestad, E. D., & Durrance Blalock, L. (2010). The influences of automation and trainee aptitude on training effectiveness. Proceedings of 54th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 2329-2332.

High-density EEG system for research on the electrophysiology of cognition


Dr. Anne Cleary maintains an active research laboratory that investigates the processes involved in recognition memory. One line of research is aimed at identifying what features of an item or situation can produce familiarity-based recognition. A second line of research is aimed at investigating the neural correlates of the different bases of recognition, including the neural underpinnings of feature- based familiarity. A third line of research is aimed at linking feelings of familiarity in recognition with such day-to-day experiences as the tip-of-the-tongue phenomenon and déjà vu experiences.

Cleary, A. M., Brown, A. S., Sawyer, B. D., Nomi, J. S., Ajoku, A. C., & Ryals, A. J. (2012). Familiarity from the configuration of objects in 3-dimensional space and its relation to déjà vu: A virtual reality investigation. Consciousness and Cognition, 21, 969-975.

Dr. Edward DeLosh maintains an active research laboratory investigating basic encoding and retrieval processes in human learning and memory. One focus is on how the act of retrieval enhances subsequent memory as observed in phenomena such as the testing and generation effects. This topic is investigated from both a theoretical and applied perspective, with an eye toward educational applications. Other work examines how the distinctive features of items versus the relationship between items influence memory, as observed in phenomenon such as the word frequency effect. Still other work considers the role of memory for individual instances versus abstraction in conceptual behavior such as prediction, interpolation, and extrapolation.

Carpenter, S. K., & DeLosh, E. L. (2006). Impoverished cue support enhances subsequent retention: Support for the elaborative retrieval explanation of the testing effect. Memory & Cognition, 34, 268-276.

Merritt, P., DeLosh, E. L., & McDaniel, M. A. (2006). Effects of word frequency on individual-item and serial- order retention: Tests of the order-encoding view. Memory & Cognition, 34, 1615-1627.

Kostic, B. & Cleary, A. M. (2009). Song recognition without identification: When people cannot “name that tune”

Sensenig, A. E., Littrell, M. K., & DeLosh, E. L. (in press). Testing effects for common versus proper names. Memory.

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