Steven Blurton

Steven Blurton

Associate Professor

Research fields

  • Visual perception and attention
  • Multisensory integration
  • Mathematical modelling

Research group membership

  • Center for Visual Cognition (Department of Psychology)

Current research

I am employed in the KU 2016 programme ("Dynamical Systems"). In this part of the project we are using mathematical modelling techniques to account for response times (RT) in visual attention and classification tasks. I derive and test different cognitive models for pure accuracy tasks and speeded RT tasks. The goal is to find a common model that can predict both accuracy and RT in a single theoretical framework. To accomplish this I investigate different sequential sampling models that are founded on ideas similar to those of the Theory of Visual Attention (TVA, Bundesen, 1990).

Selected Publications

  • Blurton, S. P., Greenlee, M. W., & Gondan, M. (2015). Cross-modal cueing in audiovisual spatial attention. Attention, Perception, and Psychophyics, 77, 2356–2376.
  • Blurton, S. P., Kesselmeier, M., & Gondan, M. (2012). Fast and accurate calculations for cumulative first-passage times in Wiener diffusion models. Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 56, 470–475.
  • Blurton, S. P., Raabe, M., & Greenlee, M W. (2012). Differential cortical activation during saccadic adaptation. Journal of Neurophysiology, 107, 1738–1747.


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