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Troy Visser

Dr Troy Visser

Associate Professor
Psychological Science, School of

Contact details
Address
School of Psychological Science
The University of Western Australia (M304)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Phone
+61 8 6488 3635
Email
troy.visser@uwa.edu.au
Personal homepage
http://www.atthublab.org
Qualifications
PhD Br.Col.
Biography
My research is at the interface between key human cognitive abilities, like attention and multi-tasking, and human behaviours across a variety of situations.



Over a century of "basic" experimental research has taught us a lot about human cognition and perception, as well as their underlying neural mechanisms. However, we know much less about how these abilities differ across individuals and groups, or how these abilities influence everyday behaviours, like driving, or performance in specialized jobs, like the military or or air-traffic control.



The goal of our work is to answer these questions by breaking through traditional divides between basic and applied research, and to focus instead on building a reciprocal relationship, in which basic research can guide practical questions, and practical outcomes can give new insights into basic processes.
Key research
Please contact A/Prof Visser for updates on the latest projects and see our recent publications on the website
Publications
for updated publications, please see my webpage (www.atthublab.org)
Roles, responsibilities and expertise
ROLES
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Head, Attention and Human Behaviour Laboratory (UWA Psychological Science).
A/Prof Visser's laboratory is equipped with a medium-fidelity vehicle simulator, tDCS neural stimulators, eye-tracking equipment, and behavioural testing computers (Presentation, Matlab). He also has access to School-based ERP and physiological recording (GSR, heart-rate monitoring) equipment.

Editorial Board Member

1. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human, Perception & Performance
2. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics

EXPERTISE
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multi-tasking, simulation, perception, human factors
Funding received
CURRENT FUNDING
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Australian Research Council
Neurotrauma Research Program (Harry Perkins Institute)
Defence Science and Technology Group
Memberships
Association for Psychological Science
Australian Cognitive Neuroscience Society
Honours and awards
2014 David Meister Memorial Award for the Best Paper in Systems Development (Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Conference, Chicago, USA)
Teaching
PSYC 2203 (Research Methods and Statistics) - Unit Coordinator
PSYC 1101 (Psychology: Mind & Brain)
PSYC 2217/3317 (Cognitive Neuroscience)
PSYC 3310 (Specialist Report Topics)
Current external positions
Head of the UWA Node of the Human Performance Research Network (HPRnet), funded by Defense Science and Technology Group and the Australian Army
Research profile
Research profile and publications
 

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