I'm a cognitive scientist who studies human perceptual cognition: how people reason about and gain knowledge of the perceptual world. In doing so, I use a range of tools from psychology and neuroscience, including human behavioral methods, eye-tracking, and EEG. Most of my research aims to understand how people focus on certain information and ignore other information to achieve their goals, a process called selective attention. Recent projects of mine include studies of how people can implicitly bias their attention to task-relevant information, the most effective ways for people to ignore visual distractions, and how visual impairments like macular degeneration influence everyday tasks like visual search.
Wöstmann, M., Störmer, V.S., Obleser, J., Addleman, D. A., Andersen, S., Gaspelin, N., Geng, J., Luck, S., Noonan, M., Slagter, H., & Theeuwes, J. (2022). 10 simple rules to study distractor suppression. Progress in Neurobiology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pneurobio.2022.102269
Addleman, D. A., & Störmer, V. S. (2022). No evidence for proactive suppression of explicitly cued distractor features. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13423-022-02071-7. Open Materials.
Addleman, D. A., Legge, G. L., & Jiang, Y. V. (2021). Simulated central vision loss impairs implicit location probability learning. Cortex. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cortex.2021.02.009. Open Materials.
Addleman, D. A., & Jiang, Y. V. (2019). Experience-driven auditory attention. Trends in Cognitive Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tics.2019.08.002
Addleman, D. A., Tao, J., Remington, R. W., & Jiang, Y. V. (2018). Explicit goal-driven attention, unlike implicitly learned attention, spreads to secondary tasks. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/xhp0000457