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Dr. Joyce M. G. Vromen (lab alumnus)

Position:
Former Research Assistant (2016 - 2017)
Email: joyce.vromen@ndcn.ox.ac.uk

New website:
http://joycevromen.com/


Research while in the Mattingley Lab

My main interest is in the cognitive and neural mechanisms underlying visual attention, cognitive control, and threat processing.

During my PhD studies I assessed how potentially threatening stimuli are prioritized for processing and whether prioritised attention to threat is subject to cognitive control and learning. PhD advisors: Dr. Stefanie Becker, Prof. Ottmar Lipp and Prof. Roger Remington.

Currently, I am involved in several research projects that investigate the cognitive and neural mechanisms underlying cognitive control and visual memory. Collaborators: Dr. Oliver Baumann, Dr. Stefanie Becker, Prof. Jason Mattingley, Prof. Roger Remington.


Research interests
  • Cognitive control
  • Attention
  • Threat processing
  • fMRI

Selected publications


Vromen, J. M. G., Lipp, O. V., Remington, R. W., & Becker, S. I. (2016). Threat captures attention, but not automatically: Top-down goals modulate attentional orienting to threat distractors. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics. doi: 10.3758/s13414-016-1142-3

Vromen, J. M. G., Lipp, O. V., & Remington, R. W. (2015). The spider does not always win the fight for attention: Disengagement from threat is modulated by goal set. Cognition & Emotion, 29, 1185-1196. doi: 10.1080/02699931.2014.969198


Conference presentations


Vromen, J. M. G., Becker, S. I., Mattingley, J. B., & Remington, R. W. (2016, March). Adaptability and functional specialization in the frontoparietal control network. Proceedings of the 43rd Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference. Melbourne, Australia.

Vromen, J. M. G., Lipp, O. V., Becker, S. I., & Remington, R. W. (2016, March). Prioritized attention to threat: variables contributing to inconsistent results. Forum meeting on selective attention and individual differences in motivation and emotion. Melbourne, Australia.

Vromen, J. M. G., Becker, S. I., Mattingley, J. B., & Remington, R. W. (2015, October). Distinct frontoparietal contributions to goal maintenance and goal directed orienting in visual search. [poster] Society for Neuroscience annual meeting. Chicago, USA.

Vromen, J. M. G., Becker, S. I., Remington, R. W., & Mattingley, J. B. (2015, August). Goal-directed orienting and target-set maintenance in the fronto-parietal attention network. European Conference on Visual Perception. Liverpool, UK.

Vromen, J. M. G., Lipp, O. V., & Remington, R. W., & Becker, S. I. (2015, April). Threat compels attention, but not automatically: Current goals modulate attentional capture & disengagement. Proceedings of the 42nd Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference. Sydney, Australia.

Vromen, J. M. G., Lipp, O. V., & Remington, R. W., & Becker, S. I. (2014, April). Task set modulates attentional capture and disengagement from photorealistic spider distracters. Proceedings of the 41st Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference. Brisbane, Australia.

Vromen, J. M. G., Lipp, O. V., & Remington, R. W. (2011, July). Does the spider always win the fight for attention? Top-down modulation of threat-related interference. Proceedings of the 12th European Congress of Psychology. Istanbul, Turkey.

Vromen, J. M. G., Lipp, O. V., & Remington, R. W. (2011, April). Does the spider always win the fight for attention? Top-down modulation of threat interference. Proceedings of the 38th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference. Auckland, New Zealand.

Vromen, J. M. G., Lipp, O. V., & Remington, R. W. (2010, April). Preferential attention to threat. Proceedings of the 37th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference. Melbourne, Australia.

Vromen, J. M. G. & Kindt, M. (2009, April). Are Autobiographical Memories Less Positive During Dysphoria? Proceedings of the 36th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference. Wollongong, Australia.