Joseph Nah

Hi there!

I am a postdoc researcher at UC Davis, working with Dr. Joy Geng. Prior to Davis, I received my Ph.D. from The George Washington University working with Dr. Sarah Shomstein.

My main interest is understanding how our prior knowledge influences how we perceive and attend to the world. How would looking at a stop sign influence the attention of someone walking into a cafe? Would my attention be drawn towards ordering a hot drink if I suddenly feel the chill of the AC?

I am also interested in understanding how semantic associations are acquired through experience and in modeling how the attentional system dynamically prioritizes information.

To understand these questions, I utilize both behavioral and neuroimaging methods (functional MRI). I also rely on online data collection (via Amazon MTurk and Testable) as well.

josephcnah [at] gmail [dot] com