Welcome to the CSU Action-Specific Perception Lab
Research in the Action-Specific Perception Lab focuses on how visual perception of spatial properties such as size, distance, and speed is influenced by the perceiver's ability to act on the target. For example, softball players who are hitting better than others see the ball as bigger. As another example, targets appear to be moving slower when they are easier to catch. This research demonstrates that perception is action-specific, meaning that what is seen is specific to the observer's ability to perform the intended action.
Dr. Jessica Witt is the PI of the Action-Specific Perception Lab at CSU. Dr. Witt received her Ph.D from the University of Virginia, and has been an associate professor at CSU since 2012. Dr. Witt recently won the Janet Taylor Spence Award for transformative early career contributions from APS (2015) and the Steve Yantis Early Career Award from the Psychonomic Society (2014). Her CV can be found here.
Prospective Graduate Students
The lab is always recruiting highly motivated and qualified graduate students.