Primary Investigator

Dr. Liz Schotter: I am an Assistant Professor in the Cognition, Neuroscience, and Social program in the Psychology Department at USF. I received my Ph.D. in Psychology from UCSD in 2013. I am interested in how visual perception and prior experience lead to the activation of internal representations (e.g., meanings) and execution of external actions (e.g., eye movements) when people comprehend/produce language, view objects/scenes, and make decisions.

Curriculum Vitae



Graduate Students
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Sara Milligan, B.A. I am a first-year graduate student in Cognition, Neuroscience, and Social. I got my BA in Psychology and English from USF and I am excited to return after a stint as a research assistant at the University of Colorado. I am interested in how cognitive differences between people affect perception and comprehension of language. I am also interested in studying the relationship between auditory processing of spoken language and visual processing during reading.

Maker:L,Date:2017-9-14,Ver:5,Lens:Kan03,Act:Kan02,E-YMehrdad Vaziri, M.S. I am a PhD candidate in Geosciences. I received my Masters of Science in Planning-information technology from University Technology Malaysia. I study, analyze, and visualize movements of mobile objects, and currently eye movements are the subject of my dissertation. I am interested in knowing the similarities of eye movements of various subjects using a combination of spatiotemporal and geostatistical methods.

 


Lab Manager

 Emily Johnson, B.A. I graduated from USF in 2017 with a major in Psychology and minor in American Sign Language. As a member of the EMaC lab, I research differences in visual perception and attention among Deaf and hearing signers.

 

 

 



Research Assistants

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Alexis Wishart: I am a fourth year student at USF majoring in Psychology on a Pre-Dental track. After graduating, I plan to pursue a career in Dentistry. I am eager to explore this undergraduate research opportunity and use my experiences within the EMaC lab to pursue research within my career field in the future.

 

 

 

Anna Marie Fennell: I’m a junior majoring in Psychology and minoring in Linguistics and Philosophy. I hope to pursue a career in expressive arts therapy, so I’m interested in music, visual art and performance, but I’m also interested in Linguistic concepts, including bilingualism and phonology.

 

 

 

Caitlin Nethercoat: I am a senior at USF, majoring in Psychology with a minor in Applied Behavior Analysis. In the lab, I have assisted in research concerning, bilingual language intrusions and orthographic neighborhoods. After earning my bachelor’s degree, I hope to go on to graduate school to study cognitive neuroscience.

 

 

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Danielle Ferrusi: I am a junior double majoring in Psychology and Biomedical Science. Since joining the lab in my freshman year I have begun to explore my love and interest in Cognitive Psychology. I hope to connect this research along with the medicinal field.

 

 

 

Jamie Newland: I am a senior majoring in Biomedical Sciences and Psychology. In the EMaC lab I have enjoyed learning more about visual perception and the complex cognitive processes involved in reading. In the future I hope to attend graduate school to earn my Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology or a related field. I am interested in research on learning and memory, perception, and cognitive and language development.

 

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Jordan Perillo: I am a junior at USF studying Music Studies and Psychology. I’m most interested in Cognitive Psychology, and Developmental Psychology. I’m also interested in the performing arts, teaching piano lessons and singing semi-professionally around the Tampa Bay area.

 

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Julianna Kirschner: I am a sophomore at USF, majoring in Psychology and minoring in Criminology. I’m excited to be a part of the EMaC lab and the different research we do within it!

 

 

 

 

Richard Rogers: I am a junior at USF, majoring in Psychology and minoring in Chemistry. The EMaC lab has helped me develop essential research and time management skills, all while exploring my interest in Cognitive Psychology.

 

 

 

 

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Zoe Grossman: I am a junior at USF, majoring in Psychology and minoring in Photography, Forensic Behavioral Health, and Women’s Studies. In the future, I plan on going to graduate school to study Cognitive Psychology. I’m super excited to be a part of the EMaC lab and learn more about research in this field.

 

 


Alumni

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Marcellus Howell: now @ University of Georgia’s School Counseling program.
Sierra Juncal
Rebecca Klarer
Katie Pioszak
Alyssa Thompson


Collaborators

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NYU Prof. Andrew Schotter

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UCSD-logos-horizontal Prof. Tamar Gollan