Prof. Yaffa Yeshurun
Office: Department of Psychology, Rabin Building and Institute of Information Processing and Decision Making, University of Haifa, 199 Aba Khoushy Ave. Mount Carmel, Haifa, 3498838, Israel.
Phone: 972-4-8249656 | Fax: 972-4-8240966.
Subject: Visual attention and perception: Spatial and Temporal attention, spatial and temporal crowding, visual search, perceptual load, temporal and spatial integration.
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A more detailed description:
My main research interest involves the allocation of attention to a specific spatial location, and often my research revolves around transient attention, which is the stimulus-driven component of spatial attention. I am particularly interested in the effects of transient attention on both the temporal and spatial aspects of perception in an attempt to deepen our understanding of perceptual tradeoffs – tradeoffs between the temporal and spatial components of visual perception and tradeoffs between integration and segregation processes. This includes the study of attentional effects on spatial and temporal resolution, visible persistence, motion, perceived duration, texture segmentation, spatial and temporal crowding and adaptation. Another line of research deals with perceptual load and its effects on the efficiency of the attentional selection. This research endeavor proceeds under both controlled laboratory settings and conditions that are more similar to real life (e.g., driving in a driving simulator).