Dr. James T. Enns

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    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, CANADA

    James T. Enns is a Professor at the University of British Columbia in the Department of Psychology and the Graduate Program in Neuroscience and the director of the UBC Vision Lab [1]

    A central theme in his research is the role of attention in human vision. This includes studies of how the visual world is represented inside and outside of focused attention, how attention changes the contents of consciousness, how perception changes with development, and how to design visual displays for optimal human performance. He has served as Associate Editor for the journals Psychological Science, Perception & Psychophysics, and Consciousness & Cognition. His research has been supported by grants from NSERC, BC Health & NATO. He has authored a book on visual cognition, The Thinking Eye, The Seeing Brain (W.W. Norton 2004), edited two research volumes on the Development of Attention, coauthored a textbook on perception, Sensation and Perception (Wiley 2004), and published numerous scientific articles on vision, attention and cognitive science.

    He was named a Distinguished University Scholar at UBC in 2003 and was the recipient of the Robert Knox Master Teaching Award in 2004. His PhD is from Princeton University and he is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

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