College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Psychological Sciences
The natural environment contains a wealth of visual input that far exceeds the processing capacities of the human brain, and yet humans are generally adept at focusing on important information while ignoring the clutter. Dr. Scolari's research is primarily focused on illuminating how the attention system operates in the brain to accomplish this computationally impressive feat, as well as its limitations. She joins TTU after completing a postdoctoral appointment at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute at Princeton University, and prior to that, received her PhD in Psychology from the University of California, San Diego.
Recent Scholarship: Scolari, M., Seidl-Rathkopf, K. & Kastner, S. 2015. Functions of the human frontoparietal attention network: Evidence from neuroimaging. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences.