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Walter R. Boot, Principal Investigator

General Information

Position:
Associate Professor

Education
Ph.D. (2007) Visual Cognition and
Human Performance
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign


boot@psy.fsu.edu
850 645-8734

Researcher Webpage

Biography

Walter (Wally) Boot’s research interests range from basic attention mechanisms, to how these mechanisms operate in applied contexts, to the extent to which training can shape these mechanisms and lead to improved performance. Much of his research is centered on how humans go about the difficult task of finding what they are looking for in visual environments that are often cluttered and complex. His other line of research focuses on training and transfer of training. What are the best methods to train complex tasks? Does training on complex tasks (such as video games) improve the performance of novel tasks? His research focuses on the use of video games as a means to improve the perceptual and cognitive abilities of younger, and especially older adults.


Affiliations

  • Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy Associate
  • Vision Sciences Society