I am a cognitive psychologist broadly interested in the link between attention and visual perception. In particular, my work focusses on two main lines of research: First, I am interested in how our behavioural goals (e.g., finding your keys) interact with properties of the visual environment (a cluttered room) to define what we consciously perceive and act upon. This topic relates to the control mechanisms of visual attention. In addition, I investigate to what extent prior experience shapes attentional processes and subsequent perception. My research mainly focuses on the question: Which internal and external properties decide where we look and what we attend to when we navigate through the world. Second, part of my research is focused on the fate and function of visual information that is not attended and does not get processed consciously. What happens to this information? Is it simply discarded by the visual system or does it serve a function, potentially facilitating perception? Both lines of research are intimately linked and concern the interplay between visual and attentional processing.
Newest selected publications
Munneke, JA., Corbett, J. and Van der Burg, E. (2020) 'Learned prioritization yields attentional biases through selection history'. Attention, Perception and Psychophysics. ISSN: 0031-5117 Open Access Link
Corbett, J. and Munneke, J. (2019) 'Statistical stability and set size exert distinct influences on visual search'. Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics, 82 (2019). pp. 1 - 8. ISSN: 0031-5117 Open Access Link
Munneke, J. and Corbett, J. (2018) 'Testing ideas about visual perception from real-world observations using behavioral and eye tracking measures'. Journal of Visualized Experiments. ISSN: 1940-087X Open Access Link
Corbett, JE. and Munneke, J. (2018) 'It’s not a tumor: A framework for capitalizing on individual diversity to boost target detection'. Psychological Science, 29 (10). pp. 1692 - 1705. ISSN: 0956-7976 Open Access Link
Akyuz, S., Munneke, J. and Corbett, JE. (2018) 'Set similarity modulates object tracking in dynamic environments'. Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics, 80 (7). pp. 1744 - 1751. ISSN: 0031-5117 Open Access Link