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Astrid Martinez Cedillo

Graduate Laboratory Assistant
Department of Psychology
Postgraduate Research Student
Department of Psychology
 Astrid Martinez Cedillo

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Biography

A conventional metaphor states: The eyes are the window of the soul. This is not enough - The eyes are the window of the cognition, as well! Eyes and cognition are the skeleton of my Doctorate (PhD) Studies. My name: Astrid Priscilla Martinez-Cedillo. I am a second-year PhD student at the Vision Lab Essex based at the Department of Psychology. Hobbies: Playing around with some data and trying to make my codes run. I love to dance, cycle, walk, read and dance again. My Research: Previous research has suggested that high loads of cognitive information impedes distractor avoidance (see, Lavie, 2005).The difficulty to avoid distractors is commonly observed in people diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD; APA, 2013). My PhD project is aimed at investigating: how our attention is captured during the performance of cognitive and image-viewing tasks. Furthermore, whether a subclinical population with ADHD-like traits perform differently. To do this, I am currently testing a large sample of participants with high and low traits of ADHD while performing cognitive task. Specifically, these are paradigms to measure working memory load, cognitive control, and reinforcement learning.

Qualifications

  • Master in Science, Research Master in Cognitive Neuropsychology Vrije University Amsterdam (2015)

  • Bachelor in Science (Clinical Psychology) UMA Mexico (2012)

Research and professional activities

Thesis

Where do we look in complex scenarios?

My PhD project is aimed at investigating: how our attention is captured during the performance of cognitive and image-viewing tasks. See above.

Supervisor: Tom Foulsham , Kevin Dent

Research interests

Cognition

Vision

Mental Health

Contact

a.p.martinezcedillo@essex.ac.uk

Location:

Colchester Campus