Department of Psychology
152 Frelinghuysen Road,
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Eye movements are an integral part of our interactions with the visual
world. Tasks, such as reading, searching for objects, inspecting the contents
of a visual scene, or navigating through the environment, require that
we bring the eye quickly and accurately to important and useful locations.
Remarkably, eye movements accomplish this goal with virtually no overt
effort or awareness.
The research in my lab is devoted to understanding how eye movements
are planned, how they are carried out, and how we maintain the percept
of a clear, stable and coherent world despite the continual changes in
the visual array that eye movements produce. Our work emphasizes the active
integration of eye movement planning with ongoing visual and cognitive
processes, such as attention, perception and memory.