Visual Cognition and Stimulation Lab

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   Maxcey, A. M., & Woodman, G. F. (2014). Forgetting induced by recognition of visual images. Visual Cognition, 22, 6, 789-808. PDF

Maxcey, A. M., & Woodman, G. F. (2014). Can we throw information out of visual working memory and does this leave informational residue in long-term memory? Frontiers in Psychology, 5, 294. PDF

Hollingworth, A., & Maxcey-Richard, A. M. (2013). Selection in visual working memory does not require sustained visual attention. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 39, 1047-1058. PDF

Maxcey-Richard, A. M., Hollingworth, A. (2013). The strategic retention of task-relevant objects in visual working memory. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 39, 760-772. PDF

Hollingworth, A., Maxcey-Richard, A. M., & Vecera, S. P. (2012). The spatial distribution of attention within and across objects. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 38, 135-151. PDF

Richard, A. M., Lee, H., & Vecera, S. P. (2008). Attentional spreading in object-based attention. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 34, 4, 842-853. PDF

Richard, A. M., Luck, S. J., & Hollingworth, A. (2008). Establishing object correspondence across eye movements: Flexible use of spatiotemporal and surface feature information. Cognition, 109, 66-88. PDF

Hollingworth, A., Richard, A. M., & Luck, S. J. (2008). Understanding the function of visual short-term memory: Transsaccadic memory, object correspondence, and gaze correction. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 137, 163-181. PDF


 Visual Cognition and Stimulation Lab Members 2014-2015


Ashleigh M. Maxcey, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

   Department of Psychology

Manchester University

604 E. College Avenue

North Manchester, Indiana 46962


 Office: 260.982.5344

Fax: 260.901.8209


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Jessica Bostic, Lab Manager

Trinity Schelich

Alivia Benbow

Veronica Caudill

A. J. Hudkins

Miriam Cruz

Hannah Glenn

Caniece Leggett

Lucas Lebbin

Allyson Smith

Rehab Dahab

April Mullen

Carson Pursifull

Lab News and Updates

Kaity Clark '12 practiced her master's thesis defense at Manchester in November

and a week later, she passed! Congrats on your master's from Mizzou, Kaity!

Professor Maxcey presented her work at the 55th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society in November, Long Beach, CA.

Psychology students conducted a fantastic sheep brain demonstration

for the 2014 Walk Into My Future Event.

Brandy, Ted, Joe and Zabrian graduated in May 2014. We will miss you all!

Professor Maxcey enjoyed a week of cow eye dissecting with the high ability K-3 students at Manchester Elementary School in May 2014. Check out a video of the kids dissecting here.

Professor Maxcey went to the Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society

in St. Pete Beach in May 2014 to present Forgetting induced by recognition of visual images with Dr. Geoff Woodman. PDF


VisCogStim Lab Members presented the following 3 posters in Chicago, IL at

the annual conference of the Midwest Psychological Association in May, 2014

Maldonado, T. (2014). Intrusion errors in older adults induced by recognition practice. PDF

Bostic, J., Kann, A., & Adkins, T. (2014). How does recognition-induced forgetting appraise the instructional method of schema activation? PDF

Leeper, B., & Hunter, J. (2014). Examining the mechanism responsible

for recognition-induced forgetting. PDF


   Congratulations to VisCog Lab Alum, Kaity Clark ('13) who has just had her first paper accepted in Developmental Science: Cowan, N., Ricker, T. J., Clark, K. M., Hinrichs, G. A., & Glass, B. A. (in press). Knowledge Cannot Explain the Developmental Growth of Working Memory Capacity. PDF



Professor Maxcey had the honor of hosting Dr. Temple Grandin in her

Statistics and Research Design I course on March 6, 2014!!!


a fantastic presentation with Dr. Maxcey at the 2014 Annual Fort Wayne Dean's Teaching Conference on Evidence-based learning: using scientific knowledge about cognition to inform how we teach.


The following VisCog Lab members received a Psi Chi Travel Grant to attend MPA 2014. Congrats JESSICA BOSTIC, ASHLEY KANN, TRAVIS ADKINS,


     Professor Ashleigh Maxcey worked with Manchester Elementary School (MES)

students to teach students in first and third grade how to code as part of the

Computer Science Education Week initiative by in December 2013.


VisCog Lab students will be presenting their work

at the Social Sceinces Seminar on February 17, 2014.

Please joins us!

Dr. Maxcey received a Faculty Advisor Research Grant from Psi Chi!

See more here.

Dr. Maxcey's editorial was published in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Read it here.


  Notable VisCogStim Lab Alumi

Ted Maldonado '14 is pursuing a M. A. in Psychological Science at Montana State University

Joe Hunter '14 is pursuing a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at Texas Tech University

Kaity Clark '12 is pursuing a Ph.D. in Cognition and Neuroscience at the University of Missouri-Columbia

Dylan Hiner '13 is pursuing a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology at University of Louisville

Jessie Stafford '13 is pursuing a Master's degree in Gerontology at University of North Carolina, Greensboro

Stephanie Wilson '13 is pursuing a Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Valparaiso  University

Harrison Sibert '12 is pursuing a Master's degree in Industrial / Organizational Psychology at Xavier University