|Asst Prof Michael Donald Patterson |
Division of Psychology
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences
- PhD Rutgers, The State Univ of New Jersey 2004
- MS Rutgers, The State Univ of New Jersey 1998
- BA(French Literature) University of California at San Diego 1995
- BS(Congnitive Sci) University of California at San Diego 1995
|Dr. Patterson has been an assistant profesor in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences since 2006. He received Bachelor's degrees at the University of California, San Diego, and his Master's and PhD at Rutgers University. He has published in cognitive science, psychology, and neuroscience journals.|
|My research interests are in cognitive science and cognitive neuroscience. More specifically, I focus on working memory. In one project, I am examining how binding between items in working memory can be affected by semantic knowledge held in long-term memory. In another project, I am looking at the biases and flexibility in selecting to encode in working memory a limited amount of visual information from a complex visual environment. In a third project, I am examining the use of working memory during the performance of actions. I am interested in the cognitive and neural substrates of behaviors.|
|Research Grant |
- A*STAR Science and Engineering Research Council (2010-)
- Academic Research Fund Tier 1 (2009-)
- Defence Science Organisation National Laboratories (2011-)
- RCC (2006-)
|Current Projects |
- Artificial Cognitive Memory
- Interaction of Short-Term and Long-Term Memory in the Semantic Domain: Moving Beyond Working Memory Capacity Limitations
- Organization of Semantic Working Memory
- Visual Performance Enhancement
- Oei, Adam & Patterson, Michael D. (2012). The effects of video game play on visual cognition: a multiple game training study. Vision Science Society, Journal of Vision.
- Patterson, Michael D., & Yang, Shanshan. (2012). The effect of retrocues depends on the response mode: the influence of visual pathways. Annual Meeting of the Vision Science Society.
- Patterson, Michael D., & Low, WanTing. (2011). Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society: Interrupting stories with free-recall tests reduces retention of subsequent events. (pp. 22)Seattle, Washington,USA: Psychonomic Society.
- Patterson, Michael D., Tan, Angeline, Low Wan Ting. (2011). The Proceedings of the 12th European Congress of Psychology: The Effect of Decision Making during Interactive Stories. The 12th European Congress of Psychology (pp. 383)Istanbul, Turkey: European Congress of Psychology.
- Patterson, Michael D., Low, WanTing. (2011). Using color cues to probe the influence of grouping in visual working memory for spatial locations. Proceedings of the Vision Science Society 11th Annual Meeting.