Researchers in Dr. Garrigan's laboratory run behavioral experiments investigating the visual representation of information. Specifically, we are interested in how visual memories are formed and how visual perception can be trained to increase performance in a variety of "real life" situations.
There are opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students to get involved with this research. If you are interested in joining the laboratory or if you'd like to learn more about what we do, please email me (Dr. Garrigan) at the address listed above!
Dr. Garrigan grew up just outside of Shamokin, Pennsylvania and attended Southern Columbia High School. In 1999 he received Bachelor's degrees in psychology and physics at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2005 he received a Ph.D. in psychology from UCLA working with Dr. Philip Kellman. Following a postdoctoral fellowship at Penn under the supervision of Dr. Vijay Balasubramanian, Dr. Garrigan joined the SJU psychology department in August, 2007.
Garrigan P (2012). The effect of contour closure on shape recognition. Perception, 41(2), 221-235.
Garrigan P, Kellman PJ (2011). The role of constant curvature in 2-D contour shape representations. Perception, 40(11), 1290-1308
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