Member of the Geneseo faculty since 1996
- Fall 2023 Office Hours
- Monday: 1:45-2:30
- Tuesday: 1:00-2:00
- Wednesday: 1:45-2:30
- Or by appointment
Jeff Mounts' research examines how attention modifies visual processing. His lab utilizes psychophysical techniques to explore topics such as how attention influences the competition between objects for representation in the visual system and how attention impacts processing along the magnocellular and parvocellular visual pathways.
For more information, view Jeffrey Mounts' Curriculum Vitae.
Recent Courses Taught
- Introduction to Cognitive Psychology
- Sensation & Perception
- Advanced Research Methods: Attention & Emotion
Ph.D., Cognitive Psychology, Purdue University, 1995
M.A., Cognitive Psychology, Purdue University, 1993
B.A., Psychology, The College of Wooster, 1990
McCarley, J.S. & Mounts, J.R.W. (2017). Competitive selection and age-related changes in visual attention. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 26, 191-196.
Mounts, J.R.W. & Edwards, A.A. (2017). Attentional breadth and trade-offs in spatial and temporal acuity, Visual Cognition, 24:7-8, 422-433.
Hilimire, M.R., Mounts, J.R.W., Parks, N.A., & Corballis, P.M. (2010). Event-related potentials dissociate effects of salience and space in biased competition for visual representation. PLoS ONE 5(9): e12677.
Kirsh, S. J., & Mounts, J. R. W. (2007). Violent video game play impacts facial emotion recognition. Aggressive Behavior, 33, 353-358.
Mounts, J. R. W. (2000). Evidence for suppressive mechanisms in attentional selection: Feature singletons produce inhibitory surrounds. Perception & Psychophysics, 62, 969-983.
PSYC 225: Intro to Cognitive Psychology
The human organism possesses a complex system of mental abilities--including perceiving, remembering, language, problem solving, reasoning, and decision making--through which it acquires, organizes, and utilizes knowledge of the environment. Cognitive psychology is the study of this sophisticated processing system.
PSYC 383: Topic: Applied Cognition
An advanced course examining elements of cognitive processes, with an emphasis on contemporary research. Typical offerings may include topics such as Attention, Memory, the Mental Lexicon, or The Visual System.