James F. Juola

Professor Emeritus Cognitive Psychology
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Research Interests

My research interests are in vision, from low-level sensory processes to high-level acts of cognition. My colleagues (mainly in Spain and Holland) and my students at Kansas have worked with me in the areas of motion perception, masking, color perception, word recognition, reading, and the optimization of information presentation on computer displays. In addition, we have studied related areas such as bimodal perception of auditory and visual events, and the effects of aging on visual perception and attention. The long-term goal of my research program is to understand the theoretical limits of human perceptual abilities while making use of new technologies to extend these limits.

Selected Publications

Van der Par, S., Kohlrousch, A., & Juola, J. F. (submitted). Synchrony judgments and temporal discrimination thresholds for audio-visual stimulus pairs. Perception & Psychophysics.

Juola, J.F., Botella, J., & Palacios, A. (in press). Task and location switching effects on visual attention. Perception & Psychophysics.

Prins, N., & Juola, J.F. (2001). Relative roles of 3-D and 2-D coordinate systems in solving the correspondence problem in apparent motion. Vision Research, 41, 759-769.

Juola, J.F., Duvuru, P., & Peterson, M.S. (2002) Priming effects in attentional gating.Memory & Cognition, 28, 224-235.

Juola, J.F., Koshino, H., Warner, C.B., McMickell, M., & Peterson, M.S. (2002) Automatic and voluntary control of attention in young and elderly adults. American Journal of Psychology, 113, 159-178.

Upcoming Special Events


A memorial service in honor of Larry Wrightsman be will held in the Bruckmiller Room at the Adams Alumni Center on campus on Wednesday, October 30 from 3:30 - 5:00 P.M. with a reception immediatley following until 6:30 P.M We hope you can attend!  To help us better keep track of likely attendees, please RSVP using this link.  Feel free to pass this on to any others who might be interested in attending!