Our research seeks to understand basic processes in recognition memory and reasoning, using methods rooted in signal detection theory and neuroscience (EEG). We view computational models as essential tools for interpreting data. Our newest work has focused on eyewitness identifications using signal detection models.
If you are interested in joining us, please email me (caren at psych.umass.edu). I am seeking a new graduate student.
Alumni and past lab members:
Neil Macmillan now plays his violin on the coast of Maine. You can reach him at neil dot alex dot macmillan at gmail dot com.
Tina Chen, Ph.D., is now a Lecturer at IUPUI.
Angela Pazzaglia, Ph.D., is now Senior Economist at Bates White Economic Consulting.
Chad Dube, Ph.D., is now an Associate Professor at University of South Florida.
Aycan Kapucu, Ph.D., is now an Assistant Professor at Ege University (Turkey).
Mungchen (Will) Wong, Ph.D., is now Associate Director of Data Analytics at WebMD.
Min Zeng, MS, now a manager at Nielson.
Davide Bruno, Ph.D., now a Lecturer at Liverpool John Moores University.
Ruthanna Gordon, Ph.D., now an Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton.
John Reeder, Ph.D., now Associate Professor and Department Chair at Simmons College
Michael Verde, Ph.D., now Lecturer at University of Plymouth
Current publications are listed on my People page.
Sampling distributions of ROC statistics (Macmillan, Rotello, & Miller, 2004, Perception & Psychophysics)
Single-point sensitivity estimates (d', A', H-F, percent correct, etc):
statistical properties: standard errors and bias in the estimate(Verde, Macmillan, & Rotello, 2006, Perception & Psychophysics)
problems comparing the estimates over conditions that differ in response bias (Rotello, Masson, & Verde, 2008, Perception & Psychophysics)
How to fit a confidence-based ROC with SDT (spreadsheet described by Pazzaglia, Dube, & Rotello, 2013): Download the .zip file to the right. It contains an Excel sheet with complete instructions.
Source ROC fits (Hautus, Macmillan, & Rotello, 2008, Psychonomic Bulletin & Review)