About me

I am a vision scientist and Ph.D. student studying the mechanisms underlying visual attention, perceptual processing, and visual working memory in the labs of Chaz Firestone, Justin Halberda and Lisa Feigenson at Johns Hopkins University in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences.

My research combines behavioral psychophysics, eye movements, and computational methods to study visual perception and attention, with a focus on how perceptual performance differs at isoeccentric peripheral locations around the visual field. My other research interests include oculomotor markers of temporal expectation, eye-movement (fixational and saccadic) and pupillometric analyses, visual attention in special and developing populations, and visual awareness and uncertainty in the periphery.

I earned my MA in Psychology with a concentration in Cognition, Perception and Neuroscience from NYU’s Department of Psychology and Center for Neural Science, where I was a researcher and lab manager in the Carrasco Lab with Marisa Carrasco.

Before that, I spent my early undergraduate years working with Pascal Wallisch to investigate individual differences in the perception of music. We developed a machine learning classification model capable of predicting participants’ ideology based on their music preferences with a strikingly high accuracy, but I cannot predict your political affiliation based on whether or not Pharrell makes you “Happy”.

JHU PBS Journal club

Together with labmates and friends, I have founded the Psychological and Brain Sciences Journal Club (PBSJC) at Johns Hopkins University. PBSJC is a graduate-student only space to discuss recent advances in psychology and neuroscience in a positive, encouraging, and open environment. If you are an early-career scientist of any level looking for a welcoming and enthusiastic audience to share your work with, a graduate student looking to create a similar space at your home university, or a visiting student simply wanting to learn more, please feel free to check out our website or get in touch via email (cmyers60@jhu.edu).

Participate in research!

Does your child love science, computer games, and learning about the world? Our lab is currently conducting a study to investigate how visual perception develops in children 6-18 years old, and we’d love to invite you to bring your child to participate! If you and your child are interested, sign up for one of our studies by clicking the ‘Participate!’ tab or clicking here.