Helene Intraub
Professor, University of Delaware
Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences
Ph.D., Brandeis University
Post-doc, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Accepting graduate students

Curriculum Vitae

Harrison Adler
Graduate Student
My primary research interests are the perceptual representations of objects, scenes and episodes that are developed, stored, and processed by and within the cognitive system, including errors in perception and memory such as the boundary extension effect. Methods for studying these phenomena include rapid scene visual presentation (RSVP), in which pictures are presented at very rapid rates (10-40 pictures/second). Certain aspects and components of these visuals are preserved well in memory, while others are not. Through this procedure, much can be discovered about the nuanced and complex nature of the visual system, perception and memory, and other related processes such as attention and decision making. My work is supported by the Special Opportunity Fellowship from the College of Arts and Sciences, through which I learn mentorship and teaching skills in the laboratory.Psychonomics Poster 2019 – Color-Me Matched: Temporal Migration of Visual Components
Irem Yildirim
Graduate Student
My research focus on how visual perception and memory deals with multiple objects. One of the efficient ways is extracting a summary information from all the objects (e.g. mean size, centroid, mean identity). I study the attentional modulation during the rapid formation of statistical summary representations. Another efficiency is evident in visual memory as remembering anticipated space beyond the view, referred as boundary extension. I investigate the effects of spatial organization and grouping on boundary memory for displays with multiple objects.
Anthony Phillips
Undergraduate Researcher
Anthony is a criminal justice and psychology double major.
Julie Dumont
Undergraduate Researcher
Julie is a psychology major and educational studies minor.
Kelsey Nelson
Undergraduate researcher
Nick Catania
Undergraduate Researcher

Lab Alumni

Christopher A. Dickinson, Ph.D.
Former Post-doc
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Appalachian State University
Steven Beighley, Ph.D.
Former Graduate Student
Scientist, Human Factors Team at Exponent
Kristin Gagnier, Ph.D.
Former Graduate Student
Outreach and Evaluation Specialist, Science of Learning Institute &
Assistant Research Scientist, Department of Cognitive Sciences, Johns Hopkins University
Carmela Gottesman, Ph.D.
Former Graduate Student
Associate Professor, Psychology Department, University of South Carolina, Salkehatchie
Jennifer Mangels, Ph.D.
Former Undergraduate Researcher; Senior Thesis, Degree with Distinction
Professor, Department of Psychology, Baruch College, CUNY

Recent Undergraduate Researcher Alumni

Heather Marsh
Former Undergraduate Researcher
Heather was a Cognitive Science major. She contributed to ongoing research on spatial cognition in preschool children by determining if the medium of presentation (physical photos vs. photos on computer screens) affects children’s spatial memory. Heather was inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society in May, 2018.
Mariela Jimenez
Former Undergraduate Researcher
Mariela was a Neuroscience major. She contributed to ongoing research on the effects of pattern regularity and grouping on boundary extension.
Ruiming (Yolanda) Du
Former Undergraduate Researcher
Ruiming was a Psychology major and Education minor. She contributed to ongoing research on spatial memory for scenes in peri-personal space. Her senior project examined the boundary extension effect from a cross-cultural perspective.
Cooper McAllister
Former Undergraduate Researcher
Cooper was a Psychology major. His senior thesis explored the effects of semantic relatedness of objects on spatial memory for 3-D scenes.
Caitlin Serva
Former Undergraduate Researcher
Caity was a Neuroscience and Art double major. Her research explored the effects of object placement on 
boundary extension. Caity will be starting a Physician Assistant graduate program at Wingate University in North Carolina in Fall 2020.
Gwendolyn Meredith
Former Undergraduate Researcher
Gwen began her graduate work at Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions, Masters program in Communication Sciences and Disorders.
Arthur Currier
Former Undergraduate Researcher and McNair Scholar
Arthur began his graduate study in the Biological Sciences Masters Program at Univerity of Delaware and his work as a Research Educational Visitor at Nemours/ A. I. duPont Hospital for Children, Department of Biomedical Research.
Sarah Tornetta
Former Undergraduate Researcher
Sarah received the Halsey McPhee Award from the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences for her excellent academic record and research accomplishment. After graduating, she was admitted to Law School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Laura Bauer
Former Undergraduate Researcher; Senior Thesis
Laura began her graduate work at Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions, doctorate program in Occupational Therapy.


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