Simona Buetti

Faculty Fellow, Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning

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Research Interests

  • Attention 
  • Vision

Professional Information

In my work on visual attention I use a variety of methodologies and approaches: behavioral psychophysics, eye-tracking, and computational modeling.

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  • PhD. from the University of Geneva (Switzerland)

Honors & Awards

Awarded a 2019 research grant from the National Science Foundation (Behavioral and Cognitive Science Division, award number: 1921735). Role: PI. Title:  CompCog: Template Contrast and Saliency (TCAS) Toolbox: a tool to visualize parallel attentive evaluation of scenes.

Awarded a 2016 research grant from the BRIDGE Birmingham-Illinois partnership initiative.

Awarded the 2014 NARSAD Young Investigator Grant, Brain & Behavior research Foundation


Psyc230 Perception and Sensory Processes (face-to-face: Fall and Spring; Online: Winter and Summer) 

Psyc396 The Attentive Mind

Global Eduction and Training (GET) in the context of the Engeneering Research Summer School

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