Heather Sheridan

Cognitive Program Area 

  Heather Sheridan                                                         

  Assistant Professor of Psychology

  Office: Social Sciences 317

  Phone: (518) 898-8423

  Fax: (518) 442-4867

  Email: hsheridan@albany.edu 

Curriculum Vitae

  Link to Research Lab: http://visualcognitionlab.com/


Research Interests: 

Reading is a complex skill that provides a rich domain for studying language, attention, vision and memory.  By studying reading, I hope to understand how visual expertise develops, individual differences in performance, the link between eye movements and on-going cognitive processing (i.e., the eye-mind link), and a variety of related phenomena (e.g., lexical ambiguity resolution, re-reading, and cross-language differences).  A key goal of my current work is to understand the time course of the cognitive, perceptual and neural processes that support reading, by integrating findings from a wide range of tasks and methodologies (e.g., eye tracking, distributional analyses, computational modeling, ERP/EEG).  More broadly, I am also interested in other domains of visual expertise beyond reading (e.g., chess expertise), as well as learning, memory, and the conscious/unconscious distinction.