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"What does it mean, to see?" My primary interest in psychology, neuroscience, and computer science is cognition. My research has advanced from first examining cognition and attentional control within just the visual system to now examine how multisensory processing contributes to perception and cognition. Working with blind individuals in particular helps to reveal the role of visual experience for cognition and how the "visual" parts of the brain process other information in the absence of visual input. Much of this work has used virtual and augmented reality technology, such as a 'sensory-substitution' device (called The vOICe) that provides visual information by translating visual input into sound. I therefore study multiple sensory modalities and utilize multiple methods to best understand the psychological and neural underpinnings of cognition in human and non-human animals. I am also currently a researcher at Reality Labs Research (Meta / Oculus), where I am advancing eye tracking and other research for new applications in AR and VR.
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In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
Psychological and Brain Sciences, Doctor of Philosophy, Top-down and bottom-up processes in visual search, John Hopkins University
Award Date: 15 May 2006
Research Scientist, Reality Labs, Meta
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Project: Research council
Richardson, M., Petrini, K. & Proulx, M. J., 31 May 2023, In: British Journal of Visual Impairment. 41, 2, p. 448-463
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen Access4 Citations (SciVal)
Fitton, I., Clarke, C., Dalton, J., Proulx, M. & Lutteroth, C., 19 Apr 2023, CHI 2023 - Proceedings of the 2023 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: Proceedings of the 2023 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. New York, U. S. A.: Association for Computing Machinery, 16 p. 714. (Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings).
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Richardson, M., Jicol, C., Taulo, G., Park, J., Kim, H. K., Proulx, M. & de Sousa, A. A., 22 Mar 2023, In: Frontiers in Psychology. 14, 1043088.
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Wilson, H., Golbabaee, M., Proulx, M. & O'Neill, E., 15 Jun 2023, In: Scientific Data. 10, 386.
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Datasets and Analyses for "Affect Recognition using Psychophysiological Correlates in High Intensity VR Exergaming"