Daniel J. Simons

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    Visual Cognition Lab, University of Illionois at Urbana-Champaign, IL

    Featured Author: Daniel J. Simons


    Daniel J. Simons grew up in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), and received his undergraduate degree in Psychology from Carleton College in 1991. In 1997 he was awarded a PhD in Experimental Psychology from Cornell University, moving soon after to Harvard University for an Assistant Professorship in the Department of Psychology. He was promoted in 2001, becoming a John L. Loeb Professor of the Social Sciences. In 2002 he moved to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he is a Full Professor in the Department of Psychology and member of the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology.

    For his contributions to psychology Dr. Simons has has received the American Psychological Association Distinguished Scientific Award, and has been a Sloan Fellow, among many other awards. He has given invited addresses at major international conferences and sits on the editorial boards of many leading journals in psychology.

    Dr. Simons' research is primarily in the areas of visual cognition, perception, attention, and memory; most recently, he has been focusing on how humans experience a stable and continuous world. Dr. Simons has made major contributions to our understanding of the dramatic phenomena of change blindness and inattentional blindness. He also maintains an active interest in scene perception, object recognition, and visual memory.

    For more information, visit http://viscog.beckman.uiuc.edu/djs_lab/.

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    Inattentional blindness. Scholarpedia, 2(5):3244. (2007).

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