Astrid Martinez Cedillo

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


Ask me about
  • Eye movements
  • Cognitive load
  • R
  • Matlab
  • Online Experiments
  • Neurodevelopmental Disorders


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 third 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.


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

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

Research and professional activities


Effects of memory load on image-viewing tasks.

My PhD project investigates how our visual attention is captured during the performance of cognitive and image-viewing tasks. These tasks are designed to measure the effects of high and low loads of working memory on what we look at in images. I am also investigating how traits of ADHD and ASD affect to these tasks.

Supervisor: Tom Foulsham , Kevin Dent

Research interests



Mental Health

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Working Memory



Colchester Campus