The name on the door of the University of Saskatchewan’s Human Neuropsychology Lab belongs to Lorin Elias –supervisor to Graduate Students Cristianne Rooke and Lisa Poon.
We are currently looking for new students and research assistants. Please contact Lorin (email@example.com) if you are interested.
Lorin recently gave a TEDx talk reviewing the lab’s research program into the “The Lefts and Rights of Everyday Life”:
Our lab’s research is aimed at understanding how differences between brain hemispheres contribute to lateral biases in perception and attention. Our focus is on how these biases guide real-world asymmetries of behaviour such as: Driving, aesthetic preferences for art and advertisements (e.g., spatial composition, lighting direction), turning preferences (e.g., when kissing; posing for a picture), and modulating factors of lateral biases (e.g., native reading-direction, artistic expertise, emotional context).
We use cognitive and behavioural research methods which includes eye-tracking, real-world driving data from the Virginia Technology Institute of Transportation’s SHRP 2 study, and sophisticated gaming tasks designed by computer scientists from the U of S’s Human Computer Interaction Lab.