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I received my PhD in Psychology from Stanford University in 1996.
Prior to joining Laurier, I was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Waterloo.
Research Interests / Ongoing Projects
Research in my lab investigates how certain portions of the visual scene are selected for in-depth processing, while others are virtually discarded. We investigate selection by having observers perform a variety of tasks, including visual search, probe detection, change detection and target identification.
Olds, E. S., Graham, T. J., & Jones, J. A. (2009). FEATURE HEAD-START: Conjunction search following progressive feature disclosure. Vision Research, 49, 1428-1447.
Olds, E. S. & Degani, M. D. (2003). Does partial difficult search help difficult search? Perception & Psychophysics, 65, 238-253.
Olds, E. S. & Punambolam, R. J. (2002). The decay and interruption of interactions between search mechanisms. Vision Research, 42, 747-760.
Olds, E. S., Cowan, W. B., & Jolicoeur, P. (2000). The time-course of pop-out search. Vision Research, 40, 891-912.
Olds, E. S., Cowan, W. B., & Jolicoeur, P. (1999). Effective color CRT calibration techniques for perception research. Journal of the Optical Society of America A, 16, 1501-1505.
Olds, E. S. & Engel, S. A. (1998). Linearity across spatial frequency in object recognition. Vision Research, 38, 2109-2118.