Professor John McDonald, Feb. 9th and 10th

John McDonald

Professor McDonald studies the cognitive and neural mechanisms of human perception, selective attention, and multisensory processing using a variety of techniques including EEG, MEG, and fMRI. He has published numerous papers in journals such as Nature, Science, Nature Neuroscience, and Psychological Science, and is currently Canada Research Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience. His visit to Reed is sponsored by the Psychology Department and the Rhodes Fund.

Colloquium: Thursday, Feb 9th, 4:15pm – Psy 136

“Tracking target and distractor processing in visual search”
(open to all faculty & students)

Student Lunch Discussions: Thursday & Friday, Feb 9th & 10th, 12:00-1:30pm

Professor McDonald will meet with students for enlightening conversation and FREE LUNCH!

Thurs, Feb 9: GCC-B
Priority given to students taking Sensation & Perception (max = 12)
Sign-up sheet will be posted on main office door for any remaining slots

Fri, Feb 10: Psy 103
All students are welcome (max = 12)
Sign-up sheet will be posted on main office door one week in advance

Read some of Professor McDonald’s Research Papers

Hickey, C., McDonald, J. J., & Theeuwes, J. (2006). Electrophysiological evidence of the capture of attention. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 18, 604-613.

Hickey, C., & Di Lollo, V., & McDonald, J.J. (2009). Electrophysiological Indices of Target and Distractor Processing in Visual Search. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 21, 760-775.

Green, J. J. & McDonald, J. J. (2008). Electrical Neuroimaging Reveals Timing of Attentional Control Activity in Human Brain. PLoS Biology 6, e81.

Green, J. J., Doesburg, S., Ward, L.M., & McDonald, J. J. (2011). Electrical neuroimaging of voluntary audio-spatial attention: Evidence for a supramodal attention control network. Journal of Neuroscience, 31, 3560- 3564.

Doesburg, S., Green, J.J., McDonald, J.J., & Ward, L.M. (2009). Rhythms of consciousness: binocular rivalry reveals large-scale oscillatory network dynamics mediating visual perception. PLoS ONE, 4, e6142.

Störmer, V. S., McDonald, J. J., & Hillyard, S. A. (2009). Cross-modal cueing of attention alters appearance and early cortical processing of visual stimuli. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 106, 22456- 22461.

McDonald, J. J., Teder-Sälejärvi, W. A., Di Russo, F., & Hillyard, S. A. (2005). Neural basis of auditory-induced shifts in visual time-order perception. Nature Neuroscience 8, 1197-1202.

McDonald, J. J., Teder-Sälejärvi, W. A., & Ward, L. M. (2001). Multisensory integration and cross-modal attention effects in the human brain. Science 292, 1791.