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Jennifer A. Stevens, Ph.D.

JenFirenzeAssociate Professor

Psychology Department & Neuroscience Program 

Office: ISC 1149                              

Telephone: 757-221-3862                          

Fax: 757-221-3896                                        


My research focuses on representation.One area of study in my lab involves examination of the self in the surrounding world. We are particularly interested in the cognitive and neural processes mediating unique or challenging movement situations.Studies include the examination of imposed spatial barriers on cognitive ability, baseline measurements in spatially constrained surrounds, and the effect of stress on the perception of spatial surround.

A second area of study extends my interest in representation into the perception of art and architecture and the quantification of the aesthetic experience. Studies include the use of looking time, eye movements, and EEG to examine the aesthetic experience and/or preference in contextualized and decontextualized situations across typical and atypical populations.

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