Adam M. Larson

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The conserved transcriptional regulator heat shock factor 1 (Hsf1) is a key sensor of proteotoxic and other stress in the eukaryotic cytosol. We surveyed Hsf1 activity in a genome-wide loss-of-function library in Saccaromyces cerevisiae as well as ~78,000 double mutants and found Hsf1 activity to be modulated by highly diverse stresses. These included(More)
Which region of the visual field is most useful for recognizing scene gist, central vision (the fovea and parafovea) based on its higher visual resolution and importance for object recognition, or the periphery, based on resolving lower spatial frequencies useful for scene gist recognition, and its large extent? Scenes were presented in two experimental(More)
What information do people use to categorize scenes? Computational scene classification models have proposed that unlocalized amplitude information, the distribution of spatial frequencies and orientations, is useful for categorizing scenes. Previous research has provided conflicting results regarding this claim. Our previous research (Loschky et al., 2007)(More)
Blur detection is unaffected by cognitive load Lester C. Loschky, Ryan V. Ringer, Aaron P. Johnson, Adam M. Larson, Mark Neider & Arthur F. Kramer a Department of Psychological Sciences, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, USA b Department of Psychology, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada c Department of Psychology, University of Findlay,(More)
Viewers can rapidly extract a holistic semantic representation of a real-world scene within a single eye fixation, an ability called recognizing the gist of a scene, and operationally defined here as recognizing an image's basic-level scene category. However, it is unknown how scene gist recognition unfolds over both time and space-within a fixation and(More)
What is the relationship between film viewers' eye movements and their film comprehension? Typical Hollywood movies induce strong attentional synchrony-most viewers look at the same things at the same time. Thus, we asked whether film viewers' eye movements would differ based on their understanding-the mental model hypothesis-or whether any such differences(More)
This study investigated how visual attention differed between those who correctly versus incorrectly answered introductory physics problems. We recorded eye movements of 24 individuals on six different conceptual physics problems where the necessary information to solve the problem was contained in a diagram. The problems also contained areas consistent(More)
The title of this chapter explores to what extent there are shared cognitive systems that support the processing of narratives across print and visual media. An initially obvious answer to the question is no, given that viewing images and reading texts involve different cognitive and brain systems during encoding. In fact, we contend that there are aspects(More)
Eye movements can provide fast and precise insights into ongoing mechanisms of attention and information processing. In free exploration of natural scenes, it has repeatedly been shown that fixation durations increase over time, while saccade amplitudes decrease. This gaze behavior has been explained as a shift from ambient (global) to focal (local)(More)