Bernadette E. Sibuma

 

Assistant Professor of Human Computer Interaction, Department of Psychology, SUNY Oswego

 

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RESEARCH

I am interested in studying how people best learn with technology and how different interface designs affect cognitive processes and learning outcomes. If you are interested in collaborating or becoming an assistant, please feel free to contact me.

Areas of Interest

  • Effects of virtual character design on learning in computer-based learning environments
  • Effects of technology use on cognitive processes
  • Social and cultural implications of technology in education
  • Educational neuroscience

Current Projects

  • Effects of Character's Facial Expression on Perception and Memory in an Online Environment (Eye-tracking)
  • Relationship between Multitasking and Personality Factors, such as Self-Esteem

Upcoming & Recent Conference Presentations

  • Virtual characters in 3D environments decrease reaction time and perceived helpfulness (APS 2011, Washington, DC)
  • Emotion and Visual Design Modulate Face Processing and Recognition Memory (Tufts University Cognitive Neuroscience of Visual Knowledge 2008, Medford, MA)
  • Modulation of Facial Affect Processing by Visual Design: ERP Evidence at P1 and N170 (CNS 2008, San Francisco)
  • Examining the equivalency of visual designs on face processing: an event-related potential study (CNS 2007, New York)
  • Electrophysiological evidence of potential interaction between dimensionality and facial expression processing (APS 2006, New York)

Research Assistants

  • Walton McKean (Human Computer Interaction MA '11)
  • Lisette Antigua (Human Computer Interaction MA '09)
  • Angela Hoefer (Psychology BA '08)
  • Susanne Löhne (Exchange student from University of Osnabreuck)
  • Bastian Tenbergen (Human Computer Interaction MA '08)
  • Danielle Urbaniak (Psychology undergraduate)

Grants

  • Spring 2011 - “Studying the Effects of Fatigue on Cognitive Performance”, submitted to SUNY Oswego Faculty Scholarly and Creative Activity Committee Grant, Principal Investigator (PI, with Leigh Bacher), $745
  • Fall 2010 - “Human Computer Interaction (HCI) Laboratory Infrastructure Acquisition,” submitted to SUNY Oswego Student Computing Access Program, PI (with Damian Schofield, Roger Taylor, & Leigh Bacher), $18,000
  • Fall 2010 - “Expanding student learning through eye tracking technology,” submitted to SUNY Oswego Student Computing Access Program, PI (with Leigh Bacher & Roger Taylor), $10,000
  • Spring 2008 - “Studying the Effects of the Visual Design of Agent Faces on Perception and Memory: Analyzing Data from a Cognitive Neuroscience Perspective”, submitted to SUNY Oswego Faculty Scholarly and Creative Activity Committee Grant, PI, $3,000

 

 
   
last update: Jul 26 2011