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Jenn Olejarczyk

Department of Psychology
University of South Carolina
Program: Experimental Program
Room: Institute for Mind and Brain

Jenn Olejarczyk is a PhD candidate in the Experimental Psychology Program at the University of South Carolina. Jenn received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a minor in Biomedical Engineering from MIT in 2006. She worked as a research assistant using auditory and visual modalities to study selective attention until acceptance into the graduate program in 2010. She completed her Masters of Arts in Experimental Psychology in 2012 from University of South Carolina. Her graduate training predominantly uses eye-tracking to study eye movement control in both visual search and reading as well as individual differences in eye movement behavior along with transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS). She has a strong statistics background and incorporates advanced statistical methodologies, such as hierarchical linear modeling and multivariate statistics, within her research.

Jenn is currently in the Eye Movement and Language Lab of Dr. Robin K. Morris using eye movements to study visual cognition. She has research interests broadly in perception, attention, and memory. More specifically, her interests involve understanding the integration and competition between cognitive and perceptual processing within the oculomotor system. Her dissertation examines the interaction between voluntary control and involuntary capture of attention on oculomotor planning within search and reading tasks.


Selected Publications:

Olejarczyk, J. H., Luke, S. G., & Henderson, J. M. (2014). Incidental memory for parts of scenes from eye movements. Visual Cognition, 22(7), 975–995.

Henderson, J. M., Shinkareva, S. V., Wang, J., Luke, S. G., & Olejarczyk, J. (2013). Predicting Cognitive State from Eye Movements. PloS One, 8(5), e64937.

Potter, M. C., Wyble, B., & Olejarczyk, J. (2011). Attention blinks for selection, not perception or memory: Reading sentences and reporting targets. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 37(6), 1915–1923.