BSc (Rensselaer); MSc, PhD (Alberta)

I admit to diverse theoretical and applied interests in vision, ergonomics, and aging. Current work involves how colour affects our ability to see words and shapes; how neural networks transmit information; visual memory; timing factors in perception; and, with the PEI Centre on Aging, various factors affecting seniors’ quality of life.

Recent projects have examined how the perception of colour and shape and visual temporal phenomena and memory for simple patterns relate to underlying brain mechanisms, how fatigue develops during driving; and how legibility of signs can be scientifically measured. Other related interests include statistics; vestibular perception of linear movement; Alzheimer's disease; and comparative psychology.

Recent Publications

[Review of the book Driving with music: Cognitive-behavioural implications by Warren Brodsky]

Psychomusicology: Music, Mind, and Brain, 2016

Planning an intergenerational shared site: Nursing-home staff perspectives

Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, 2016

Spatial multiplexing

International Journal of Adaptive, Resilient and Automatic Systems, 2014

Current and future concerns of older parents of sons and daughters with intellectual disabilities

Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 2009

Well-being of mid- and later-life mothers of children with developmental disabilities

Journal of Women & Aging, 2008

Research Classification

  • No classification given

Research Interests

  • Theory: neural networks mediating consciousness
  • Ergonomics: - study of fatigue, lighting, and driving
  • Vision research: color, memory, legibility of graphics, temporal effects
  • Research on aging: quality of life, sensory abilities, and cognitive impairment
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