PhD Student

Docky Duncan

PhD Student

E-mail: d.h.duncan@vu.nl

Currently a PhD and member of the ERC advanced grant project “What to expect when you are not expecting it: How implicit regularities drive attentional selection” under the supervision of Prof. dr. Jan Theeuwes. Previously I completed a MSc. at Utrecht University which included an internship in the lab of Dr. Stefan van der Stigchel on a behavioral project concerning working memory, as well as an internship at the Donders Institute in the research group of Prof. dr. Florid de Lange on the topic of repetition suppression using MEG. My Bachelor’s degree comes from the University of British Columbia where I worked for several years in the lab of Dr. Ronald Rensink as a research assistant on projects researching ideomotor reflexes. Currently my research concerns statistical learning, and specifically the role that attention plays in the learning of regularities, whether statistical regularities can be learned outside the spotlight of attention, and how attention and statistical learning interact with one another.