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The AMP Lab

The ability to act in a goal-directed fashion in spite of many competing forces is one of the hallmarks of adaptive human functioning. The AMP Lab examines how basic cognitive mechanisms enable and optimize this adaptive behavior by allowing us to perceive, select, maintain, and retrieve goal-relevant information. We use a variety of different methods, including behavioral, physiological, mathematical modeling, and neuroimaging approaches, to address these questions. We are also interested in examining these questions by considering both individual and group differences, especially between typical and atypical populations.

Join the AMP Lab

We encourage undergraduate and graduate students to join our team, especially persons of color and other underrepresented groups. Interested individuals should contact Professor Gibson via email:

Current and Recent Projects:

  • Interoceptive awareness and disordered eating (in collaboration with Dawn Gondoli, Jamie Trost, and Jessica Hocking)
  • The misrepresentation of uncertainty within visual search (in collaboration with Jamie Trost and AJ Baker)
  • Understanding context blending within a demand-selection paradigm (in collaboration with Jamie Trost)
  • Individual differences in attention control and working memory capacity (in collaboration with Dan Schor and Alex Brodersen).
  • The perception of uncertainty (in collaboration with Joe Pauszek, Jamie Trost, and Michael Wenger).
  • Individual differences in arousal regulation and long-term memories abilities (in collaboration with Matt Robison, Karl Healey, Dan Schor, and Jamie Trost).
  • Perceptual decoupling during episodic memory retrieval (in collaboration with Josh Koen, Jamie Trost, Natalie Ehret, and Karl Healey).
  • The dynamics of internally- and externally-directed attention in ADHD (in collaboration with Dawn Gondoli and Karl Healey).