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Fall 2008

  • HH/PSYC2240 3.0 B Biological Basis of Behaviour - CLH-A
  • HH/PSYC3010 3.0 A Intermediate Research Methods - VH-1005
  • HH/PSYC3260 3.0 B Cognition - ACE-013

Winter 2009

  • HH/PSYC2030 3.0 M Introduction to Research Methods - CLH-E
  • HH/PSYC3010 3.0 M Intermediate Research Methods - VH-1156

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Heather Jordan
Sessional Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Health
Full Member, Centre for Vision Research
Co-PI, Vision, Perception and Action Laboratory (VPA-Lab)

Applications for a spot in the lab for undergraduate thesis supervision for 2008-09 were only considered from students who have spent significant periods of time in my lab in 2007-08. I have already agreed to supervise all eligible students and I won't consider applications from any other students.

2009-10: I will not be eligible to supervise theses in the 2009-10 academic year as I will no longer be full-time faculty in the department.

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Letters of Reference


Neural representations of the visual world are, to a greater extent, based on a spatiotopic system – objects next to each other in the visual world are represented next to each other in the brain. It has been argued that stimulus location is qualitatively different to other object attributes and therefore ‘special’. However, we interact with objects, not the visual location/spaces which they occupy. While, visual attention can be directed to a spatial location, it can also be allocated to an object attribute, regardless of where it appears in the visual field. It is questionable whether stimulus location simply plays a ‘special’ role in our theoretical conceptualizations of sensory processing, or has some meaningful primacy in biological systems. Using ERP, eye-movement monitoring and manual responses techniques with adults and individuals with congenital disorders I explore the relationship between space and objects in the domains of perception, attention and social cognition.

My previous work has included examining object-based inhibition of return, perception of biological motion and faces. I am also interested in how genetic deficits affect the development of spatial cognition in a number of congenital disorders.

(Please note that I am not currently accepting any graduate students.)

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Last updated:11 February, 2009