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Khena M. Swallow

Assistant Professor of Psychology


Contact info

240 Uris Hall

Dept. of Psychology, Cornell University

Ithaca, NY 14853-7601

PHONE: 607-255-4387

FAX: 607-255-8433

Attention, Memory, and Perception (AMP) Laboratory

Research interests

Although our experience is relatively continuous, some moments in time are more important for behavior and understanding than others. What defines these moments? How do they in turn influence cognition and perception? To address these questions I use behavioral, eye tracking, and MRI data to study the relationship between the perceived structure of events and how people attend to and remember them. Current projects include (1) examining how the appearance of behaviorally relevant events impacts attention in single and multi-tasking situation, (2) how one learns and uses information about where and when important events are likely to occur, and (3) how goals influence the perceived structure of events.