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Dr. Joyce Vromen
  – postdoctoral researcher (University of Oxford)

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Dr. Joyce Vromen
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+617 3365 4466
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Postal Address:
School of Psychology
McElwain Building
The University of Queensland
St Lucia, QLD 4072
Australia

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Dr. Joyce Vromen
Qualifications:

PhD, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

M.Sc. (cum laude), University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

B.Sc., Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

Background:

 

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Dr. Joyce Vromen
Research Activities:

My main interest is in the cognitive and neural mechanism underlying visual attention, emotion, and memory.

In my PhD research I foremost looked at how emotional stimuli (especially threat) compel attention, and whether such prioritised processing is contingent on top-down goals and learning. PhD advisors: Dr. Stefanie Becker, Prof. Ottmar Lipp and Prof. Roger Remington.

In my RA research I focused on elucidating neural networks underlying visual attentional control using fMRI - collaborators: Dr. Stefanie Becker, Prof. Roger Remington, & Prof. Jason Mattingley - and visual memory and spatial navigation - collaborators: Dr. Oliver Baumann.

Becker-Remington Eye Movement & Attention Lab

Emotion, Learning, & Psychophysiology Lab

 

Memberships

Australian Society for Experimental Psychology

Society for Neuroscience

 

Representative Publications:

Published or under review:

Becker, SI, Dutt, N, Vromen, JMG, & Horstmann, G (2017). The capture of attention and gaze in the search for emotional photographic faces. Visual Cognition, doi: 10.1080/13506285.2017.1333182

Vromen, JMG, Lipp, OV, & Remington, RW & Becker, SI (2016) Threat captures attention, but not automatically: Top-down goals modulate attentional orienting to threat distractors. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, doi: 10.3758/s13414-016-1142-3

Vromen, JMG (2016). Top-down influences on the attentional orienting to and disengagement from threat. The University of Queensland

Vromen, JMG, Lipp, OV, & Remington, RW (2015). The spider does not always win the fight for attention: Disengagement from threat is modulated by goal set. Cognition & Emotion, 29, 1185-1196. doi: 10.1080/02699931.2014.969198 doi: 10.1080/02699931.2014.969198

 

Manuscripts in preparation 

Vromen, J. M. G., Becker, S. I., Lipp, O. V., & Remington, R. W. Selective fear and limited time-on-task drive attentional orienting to task-irrelevant threat distractors.

Vromen, J. M. G. Dissociable effects of affective stimuli on attentional orienting and executive control.

Vromen, J. M. G., Becker, S. I., Baumann, O, Mattingley, J. B., & Remington, R. W. Adaptability and functional specialization in the frontoparietal control network.

 

Conference presentations

Vromen, J. M. G., Becker, S. I., Mattingley, J. B., & Remington, R. W. (2016). Adaptability and functional specialization in the frontoparietal control network. Proceedings of the 43rd Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference. Melbourne, Australia: 30 March - 2 April

Vromen, J. M. G., Lipp, O. V., Becker, S. I., & Remington, R. W. (2016). Prioritized attention to threat: variables contributing to inconsistent results. Forum meeting on selective attention and individual differences in motivation and emotion. Melbourne, Australia: 30 March.

Vromen, J. M. G., Becker, S. I., Mattingley, J. B., & Remington, R. W. (2015). Distinct frontoparietal contributions to goal maintenance and goal directed orienting in visual search. [poster] Society for Neuroscience annual meeting. Chicago, USA: 17-21 Oct.

Vromen, J. M. G., Becker, S. I., Remington, R. W., & Mattingley, J. B. (2015). Goal-directed orienting and target-set maintenance in the fronto-parietal attention network. European Conference on Visual Perception. Liverpool, UK: 23-27 August.

Vromen, J. M. G., Lipp, O. V., & Remington, R. W., & Becker, S. I. (2015). Threat compels attention, but not automatically: Current goals modulate attentional capture & disengagement. Proceedings of the 42nd Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference. Sydney, Australia: 8-11 April.

Vromen, J. M. G., Lipp, O. V., & Remington, R. W., & Becker, S. I. (2014). Task set modulates attentional capture and disengagement from photorealistic spider distracters. Proceedings of the 41st Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference. Brisbane, Australia: 23-26 April.

Vromen, J. M. G., Lipp, O. V., & Remington, R. W. (2011). Does the spider always win the fight for attention? Top-down modulation of threat-related interference. Proceedings of the 12th European Congress of Psychology. Istanbul, Turkey: 4-8 July.

Vromen, J. M. G., Lipp, O. V., & Remington, R. W. (2011). Does the spider always win the fight for attention? Top-down modulation of threat interference. Proceedings of the 38th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference. Auckland, New Zealand: 28-30 April.

Vromen, J. M. G., Lipp, O. V., & Remington, R. W. (2010). Preferential attention to threat . Proceedings of the 37th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference. Melbourne, Australia: 8-10 April.

Vromen, J. M. G. & Kindt, M. (2009). Are Autobiographical Memories Less Positive During Dysphoria? Proceedings of the 36th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference. Wollongong, Australia: 17-19 April.

 

Invited talks

October 23rd 2015 – University of Minnesota – Attention, Memory, & Cognition Laboratory

October 15th 2015 – Ohio State University – Vision & Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory / Cognitive Control Laboratory

September 1st 2015 – University of Amsterdam – Adapt Laboratory

July 15th 2015 – New York University – Social Perception Action & Motivation Laboratory

July 7th 2015 – New York University – Phelps Laboratory

Course Tutor:
  • Semester 2, 2011
    PSYC2050 - Learning and Cognition
  • Semester 2, 2010
    PSYC2050 - Learning and Cognition

Note: Coordinator roles prior to 2009 and tutor roles prior to 2006 are not included.

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