Steven Yantis

Steven Yantis

Steven Yantis was Professor in the Department of Psychological
and Brain Sciences at Johns Hopkins University, with secondary
appointments in the Departments of Cognitive Science and
Neuroscience. He studied experimental psychology as an undergraduate
at the University of Washington in Seattle and received a PhD
in experimental psychology at the University of Michigan. Following
a year as a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University, he joined the
faculty at Johns Hopkins University, where he remained for the rest
of his career. Yantis’s research interests included visual perception,
attention, and cognition. Members of the Yantis laboratory continue
to measure behavior (response time, eye movements) and brain activity
(functional MRI) as people carry out tasks that probe perception
and attention. He taught a variety of courses in human perception and
attention for almost thirty years. He received the Early Career Award
from the American Psychological Association in 1994 and the Troland
Research Award from the National Academy of Sciences in 1996.
Steve passed away in 2014 after a lengthy battle with brain cancer.

 

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