Principal investigator: Mike Dodd (                

Welcome to the VAMP lab webpage, from the links above you can find out about the research being carried out in the lab, the people in the lab, our facilities, and the courses taught by Mike Dodd.

Feel free to visit our facebook page/group also as I try in vain to maintain the image that I am young and hip (we closed down our myspace page last week)


Updated: September 13,2019 (News, People)

Congratulations to Justin Frandsen who is joining the lab as part of the new FYRE (First Year Research Experience) initiative here at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Congratulations to Logan Miller and Payton Geschke who have been awarded UCARE funding to work in the VAMP lab for the 2019-2020 academic year

Congratulations to Joshua Warren whose poster at the Undergraduate Research Fair was named a top undergraduate poster from the College of Arts and Sciences

Congratulations to Lauren Bandel who will be pursuing graduate studies at Southern Illinois University

Congratulations to Sean Dageforde who will be pursuing graduate studies at the University of Notre Dame

Along with Behzad Esmaeli (PI, George Washington University), Leenkiat Soh (Co-I) and Becca Brock (Co-I), Mike (Co-I) received an NSF grant examining visual attention, eye movements, cognition, and personality as it relates to construction safety.

Congratulations to Mengzhu Fu who had her first paper published (second author) in the Journal of Vision

Congratulations to Josh Zosky who had his first paper published (fourth author) in Visual Cognition

Mike received the 2017 College of Arts & Sciences Outstanding Research and Creative Activity Award.

Mike and Matt Johnson received an NSF EPSCOR grant for a collaborative project with faculty at the University of Delaware and the University of Nevada - Reno: The LRN (Lincoln-Ren0-Neward) Coalition examines the relationship between knowledge and perception and is intended to enhance the neuroscience infrastructure at our respective institutions

Opportunities for students

Please contact me if you are interested in applying to graduate school to be a part of the VAMP lab.

If you are a UNL undergrad who is interested in graduate school and/or research experience and want to volunteer in the lab, contact me via email (

If you are a UNL undergrad who is interested in applying to the UCARE program, where you are paid to obtain experience in a lab, please contact me in January as applications are due in March. Please note that the number of available awards is limited, as are the number of new students I am allowed to accept.





The VAMP lab at UNL