Past Lab Members:

Graduate Students Emeritus

Joe Thompson (PhD)

Joe's research primarily uses Big Data principles to investigate skill development and maintenance. The work employs detailed records of Real Time Strategy video game play, allowing for large samples of natural performance from a variety of ages. 

Select Publications: 

  • Thompson, J. J., McColeman, C. M., Stepanova, E. R., & Blair, M. R. (in press). Using Video Game Telemetry Data to Research Motor Chunking, Action Latencies, and Complex CognitiveÔÇÉMotor Skill Learning. Topics in Cognitive Science.
  • Thompson JJ, Blair MR, Henrey AJ (2014) Over the Hill at 24: Persistent Age-Related Cognitive-Motor Decline in Reaction Times in an Ecologically Valid Video Game Task Begins in Early Adulthood. PLoS ONE  9(4): e94215. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0094215
  • Thompson J, Blair MR, Chen L, Henrey, AJ (2013). Video Game Telemetry as a Critical Tool in the Study of Complex Skill Learning. PLoS ONE 8(9): e75129. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0075129

Caitlyn McColeman (PhD)

Caitlyn has worked on three parallel research tracts: 1) the relationship between perception and data visualization efficacy (which was the basis of her dissertation), 2) the relationship between visual salience and category decision-making and 3) measuring visual attention in video game play with big data techniques. She is currently working in the Visual Thinking Lab at Northwestern University. 

Select Publications:

Calen Walshe (MA)

Mike Wood (MA)

Gavin Jenkins (Postdoctoral Fellow)

Undergraduate RAs Emeritus

Rajan Hayre

Thomas Nakagawa

Betty Leung

Katerina Stepanova

Ji Hoon Choi

Huan Wong

Rakin Jamal

Victor Siu

Cory Stevens

Ruth Jen

Anca Marinescu

Shawn Dhawan

Thomas Ho

Jeremy Hartmann

Erica Mulder

Bronwyn Biro

Sebastian Meijerhof

Adam Bignell

Leif Swanson

Julia Peressin

YuYing Mak

Neda Anvari

Judi Azmand

Casey Chou

Nathan Hutchinson

Natasha Boorman

Yue Chen

David McIntyre

Alex Volkanov

Kayla Fischler

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