It is expected that the Master of Arts (MA) thesis will be completed within the first two years in the program. The Master's degree will normally be required before studies for the doctorate are begun.
The main component of the doctoral program is the dissertation. Students are usually assigned to a specific research supervisor when they are admitted to the program based on interests and background. Any of the core or cross-appointed faculty listed on the faculty page can serve as supervisors for the doctoral program. In addition, the adjunct appointees to the department are also occasionally willing to supervise our doctoral students. Completion of the Doctoral dissertation typically requires another three years after completing the MA.
Examples of dissertation research topics in Cognitive Neuroscience
- Neural processing of fearful and happy facial expressions: effects of fixation to facial features and task demands. Karly Neath, 2015.
- The effects of eye gaze and head orientation on covert attention capture. Adam Palanica, 2014.
- Modulation of gaze-oriented attention with facial expressions: ERP correlates and influence of autistic traits. Amandine Lassalle, 2013.
- Remembering Faces in Different Places: The Influence of Context in Face Memory. Shahnaz Koji, 2013
- The science of wayfinding: An analysis of navigational differences between good and poor wayfinders. Punya Singh, 2013
- The Investigation of Long-Term Cognitive Changes After Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Using Novel and Sensitive Measures. Lana Ozen, 2012
- Perceptuomotor Incoordination During Manually-Assisted Search. Grayden Solman, 2012
- Mechanisms of the Aging-Related Positivity Effect in Memory and Attention. Jennifer Tomaszczyk, 2012
- The Consequences of Everyday Inattention. Jonathan Carriere, 2011
- “Oops! I can’t believe I did that!!” Inducing Errors in a Routine Action Sequence. Amanda Clark, 2011
- June Must Be Right and 9 is on Top: An Investigation of Time-Space and Number-Form Synaesthesia. Michelle Jarick, 2011
- Studying Journal Articles Under Time Pressure. Lisa Meschino, 2011
- Towards a Theory of Visual Concealment. Kelly Malcolmson, 2010
- The influence of study context on recollection: Cognitive, neural, and age-related processes. Erin Skinner, 2009
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Dissertations for Cognitive Psychology
An exploratory study into the development of cognitive and metacognitive processes in mathematics problem-solving via computerPh.D. thesis, University of Alberta .
The effect of accents on cognitive load and achievement: The relationship between students' accent perception and accented voice instructions in students' achievementPh.D. thesis, Ohio University.
Al-Aama, Arwa Yousef
Vigilance taxonomy in safety-critical monitoring systems (SCMS)Ph.D. thesis, The George Washington University.
Alzafiri, Fayiz Mensher
An experimental investigation on the effects of Web-based instruction/training on cognitive and psychomotor learningDoctor of Philosophy thesis, University of North Texas.
An, Jae Soon
Understanding mode errors in modern human-computer interfaces: Toward the design of usable softwarePh.D. thesis, Indiana University.
Antonenko, Pavlo D.
The effect of leads on cognitive load and learning in a conceptually rich hypertext environmentPh.D. thesis, Iowa State University.
The effects of multiple column online text on reading speed, reading comprehension, and satisfactionPh.D. thesis, Wichita State University.
The use of a culturally sensitive video in presenting AIDS information to a Hispanic populationMaster's thesis, University of the Pacific.
Bass, James Doyle
Combat vehicle identification: An adaptive computer-based training system incorporating a hybrid adult learning model and rich imageryPh.D. thesis, Drexel University.
Baylor, Amy L.
The effects of designing instruction for text on learningPh.D. thesis, University of South Carolina.
Beattie, Karen K.
The effects of intensive computer-based language intervention on language functioning and reading achievement in language-impaired adolescentsPh.D. thesis, George Mason University.
Beemer, Brandon Alan
Dynamic interaction: A measurement development and empirical evaluation of Knowledge Based Systems and Web 2.0 decision support mashupsPh.D. thesis, University of Colorado at Denver.
Bernstein, Debra Lynn
Developing technological fluency through creative roboticsPh.D. thesis, University of Pittsburgh.
Bertz, Michael Davis
Situated learning methodologies and assessment in civil engineering structures educationPh.D. thesis, Georgia Institute of Technology.
Biello, Antonio D.
A model for developing interactive instructional multimedia applications for electronic music instructorsPh.D. thesis, Nova Southeastern University.
Bills, Conrad Gail
Effects of structure and interactivity on Internet-based instructionPh.D. thesis, Kent State University.
Bishop, Mary Jean
The systematic use of sound in multimedia instruction to enhance learningPh.D. thesis, Lehigh University.
Bolton, Amy Elizabeth
Immediate versus delayed feedback in simulation-based training: Matching feedback delivery timing to the cognitive demands of the training exercisePh.D. thesis, University of Central Florida.
Booth, Dale A.
The effects of tape recorded testing for college students with and without learning disabilities in reading and processing speedMaster of Science thesis, Central Missouri State University.
Booth, Jackie Louise
An analysis of children's learning from cartoonsPh.D. thesis, University of South Florida.