Office: B82 East Stadium
Office Hours: Thursday 11:00 - 11:30
Lab site: Vision, Attention, Memory & Perception (VAMP lab)
Dr. Dodd received his Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Toronto in 2005 and was a Killam postdoctoral fellow at the University of British Columbia before joining the faculty in 2007. His research encompasses many different aspects of human cognition, with a particular focus on visual attention (e.g., visual search; inhibition of return; object-based attention; apparent motion; sensory processing; scene perception; oculomotor programming; planning and execution of saccades in younger and older adults; task-induced changes in eye movements), memory (false memory, retrieval-induced forgetting, directed forgetting), and goal-directed activity, as well as the interactions between these cognitive systems (e.g., interactions between the spatial distribution of attention and memory, interactions between motor action and working memory, interactions between numbers/ordinal sequences and attention). He teaches Psychology 263 (Introduction to Cognitive Processes), Psychology 498/971 (Attention and Performance), and Psychology 907 (Cognitive Proseminar).
If you are interested in graduate study, please contact me for more information.
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
Mills, M., Smith, K. B.,
, J. R., & Dodd, M. D. (in press). The politics of the face-in-the-crowd. Manuscript accepted for publication in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General Hibbing
Gervais, S.J., Holland, A., & Dodd, M. D. (in press). My eyes are up here: The effects of appearance-focus and body shape on the objectifying gaze. Manuscript accepted for publication in Sex Roles.
McLean, S. P., Garza, J., Wiebe, S. A., Dodd, M. D., Smith, K. B.,
, J. R., & Espy, K. A. (in press). Applying the flanker task to Political Psychology. Manuscript accepted for publication in Political Psychology. Hibbing
McDonnell, G., & Dodd, M. D. (2013). Examining the influence of a spatially irrelevant working memory load on attentional allocation. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 39, 933-940.
Dodd, M. D., Weiss, N., McDonnell, G. P., Sarwal, A., & Kingstone, A. (2012). Gaze cues influence memory…but not for long. Acta Psychologica, 141, 270-275.
Dodd, M. D., Balzer, A., Jacobs, C., Gruszczynski, M., Smith, K. B., &
, J. R. (2012). The political left rolls with the good, the political right confronts the bad:Physiology and Cognition in Politics . Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 367, 640-649. Hibbing
Tas, A. C., Dodd, M. D., & Hollingworth, A. (2012). The role of surface feature continuity in object-based inhibition of return. Visual Cognition, 20, 29-47.
- Dodd, M. D., Hibbing, J. R., & Smith, K. B. (2011). The politics of attention: Gaze cuing effects are moderated by political temperament . Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 73, 24-29.
- Dodd, M. D. (2011). Negative numbers eliminate, but do not reverse, the attentional SNARC effect. Psychological Research, 75, 2-9.
- Mills, M., Van der Stigchel, S., Hollingworth, A., Hoffman, L., & Dodd, M. D. (2011). Examining the influence of task-set on eye movements and fixations. Journal of Vision, 11, 1-15.
- Van der Stigchel, S., Mills, M., & Dodd, M. D. (2010). Shift and deviate: Saccade deviations reveal that shifts of covert attention evoked by trained spatial stimuli are obligatory. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 72, 1244-1250.
- Dodd, M. D. & Shumborski, S. (2009). Examining the influence of action on spatial working memory: The importance of selection. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 62, 1236-1247.
- Dodd, M. D., Van der Stigchel, S., & Hollingworth, A. (2009). Novelty is not always the best policy: Inhibition of return and facilitation of return as a function of visual task. Psychological Science, 20, 333-339.
- Dodd, M. D., & Wilson, D. E. (2009). Training attention: Interactions between central cues and reflexive attention. Visual Cognition, 17, 736-754.
- Masson, M. E. J., Dodd, M. D., & Enns, J. T. (2009). The Bicycle Illusion: Sidewalk science informs the integration of motion and shape perception. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 35, 133-145.
- Dodd, M. D., Van Der Stigchel, S., Leghari, A., Fung, G., & Kingstone, A. (2008). Attentional SNARC: There's something special about numbers (let us count the ways). Cognition, 108, 810-818.
- Dodd, M. D., & Pratt, J. (2007). The effect of previous trial type on inhibition of return. Psychological Research, 71, 411-417.
- Dodd, M. D., & Pratt, J. (2007). Rapid onset and long-term Inhibition of return in the multiple cue paradigm. Psychological Research, 71, 576-582.
- Dodd, M. D., Castel, A. C., & Roberts, K. E. (2006). A strategy disruption component to retrieval-induced forgetting. Memory & Cognition, 34, 102-111.
- Dodd, M. D., Sheard, E. D., & MacLeod, C. M. (2006). Re-exposure to studied items at test does not influence false recognition. Memory, 14, 115-126.
- Pratt, J., Dodd, M. D., & Welsh, T. N. (2006). Growing older does not always mean moving slower: Examining aging and the saccadic motor system. Journal of Motor Behavior, 38, 372-382.
- Dodd, M. D., McAuley, T., & Pratt, J. (2005). An illusion of 3-D motion with the Ternus display. Vision Research, 45, 969-973.
- Dodd, M. D., & Pratt, J. (2005). Allocating visual attention to grouped objects. European Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 17, 481-497.
- Dodd, M. D., & MacLeod, C. M. (2004). False recognition without intentional learning. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 11, 137-142.
- Dodd, M. D., Castel, A. D., & Pratt, J. (2003). Inhibition of return with rapid serial shifts of attention: Implications for memory and visual search. Perception & Psychophysics, 65, 1126-1135.
- Fischer, M. H., Castel, A. D., Dodd, M. D., & Pratt, J. (2003). Perceiving numbers causes spatial shifts of attention. Nature Neuroscience, 6, 555-556.
Books Or Chapters Published
MacLeod, C. M., Dodd, M. D., Sheard, E. D., Wilson, D. E., & Bibi, U. (2003). In opposition to inhibition. In B. H. Ross (Ed.), The Psychology of Learning and Motivation, Vol. 43 (pp. 163-214). San Diego, CA: Academic Press.
For a list of the projects currently going on in the lab, please see the following page:
If you are interested in getting some lab experience and are interested in any of the list projects, please contact Dr. Dodd.