Lab members

Dr. Richard Wright

Lab Director

My primary research interest is attention. Our lab conducts experiments on change blindness, inattentional blindness, and visual search. If you are interested in joining our group, please contact us.

Ryan Dekergommeaux

Lab Manager

I first joined the Vision Lab as a research assistant for my Honours Project on change blindness in 2017. I graduated from SFU with a BSc in Behavioural Neuroscience (Hons) and a minor in Biology. I am currently an MA candidate in Cognitive Psychology with plans to complete my Doctorate with the Vision Lab and pursue a career in academia. My current areas of interest in attention research include location encoding and feature integration. In my limited free time I enjoy hockey, and am a long-suffering fan of the Vancouver Canucks.

Daryl Tang Sen

Assistant Lab Manager

I love cognitive psychology and programming, and I've been really lucky to have a chance to put both to use here at the Vision Lab! I'm particularly interested in assistive driving features and how that might impact driver attention and their response to unexpected stimuli. Becoming a research assistant has been an extremely rewarding experience, because it's given me a front-row seat to see experimental psychology in action!

Alisha Ghanda

Research Assistant

My name is Alisha Gandha, and I am a Behavioural Neuroscience Major. I joined the lab in order to experience a lab setting in which I would be running participants independently and because I thoroughly enjoyed Dr. Wright's teaching style in the 2 courses I took with him. After graduation, I plan to pursue grad school and travel (hopefully). 

Margaret Wang

Research Assistant

My name is Margaret and I am a 4th year Criminology and Psychology double major. I am also completing my Forensic Science certificate! I actually came from a general science background, but as soon as I took a criminology course, I decided that science was not for me. I am interested in the field of forensic psychology because it is a happy medium between criminology and psychology. I find studying the criminal mind very interesting and fascinating. I initially joined the Vision lab because I wanted to gain some knowledge and experience in working in a lab. I also wanted to get to know how experiments are developed and run. After graduation, I hope to work in other psychology labs to develop more knowledge in my area of interest. Then, I plan to attend graduate school for forensic psychology or law school in hopes of becoming a forensic psychologist or a lawyer. A fun fact about me is that I grew up as a competitive figure skater! I started to learn how to skate when I was three years old and I quit my career about three years ago.

Ruiyu Zhao

Research Assistant

Amelia Pallaers

Research Assistant

My name is Amelia and I am a fourth-year student at SFU studying Psychology and Biology. I joined the Vision lab because I love being involved in research and learning more about how the brain operates. I am very interested in the connection between the brain and behavioural and I hope to attend graduate school and work as an occupational therapist or behavioural interventionist after I finish my bachelor’s degree

Bonnie Ng

Research Assistant

I am Bonnie, a year 4 student majoring in Behavioural Neuroscience. I am mostly interested in research that explores the relationship between the brain, cognition and behaviour. I joined the lab because I think it would be interesting to explore how attention can influence one’s perception and therefore one’s behaviour. I am hoping that I can be involved in more research of this kind in the future even after I graduate.

Sophia Kitazume

Research Assistant

I am currently in my 5th year at SFU, finishing up my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Education, Human Development and Counselling. I joined the Vision lab in Fall 2018 and I really enjoy conducting and reading about psychological experiments. I have a broad research interest in personality, human cognition as well as educational psychology. In the future, I hope to further my studies. 


Lab Alumni

The Vision Lab is proud of our wonderful alumni.

Honours Students

Laurissa Wilson
Cindy Shi (Lab Manager)
Yasmeen Mezban (Assistant Lab Manager)

Research Assistants

Ariel Cheung
Donna Gamboa
Chorok Gene
Lisa Haroldson
Jennifer Hoffmeister
Michelle Ilagan
Wendi Li
Cindy McDowell
Christina Tang
Leanh Tran
Jeff Yeung