Robin I. Goodrich, Ph.D.

Scientist
Human Factors
Austin

Dr. Goodrich has expertise in human cognition, visual perception, learning, memory, face perception, social biases, and signal detection and response. As a cognitive neuroscientist and data scientist, her research has included a variety of methodologies such as quantitative data analysis, statistical modeling and model validation, psychophysical measurement of human discrimination and memory performance, neuropsychology, and electroencephalography (EEG). Dr. Goodrich applies her knowledge and experience to investigate human factors and human performance issues related to eyewitness perception and memory; driver behavior; transportation-related accidents; product warnings and safety information; use and misuse of consumer products; and slips, trips, and falls.

Dr. Goodrich earned her Ph.D. in Psychology from UC Davis, with an emphasis in cognitive neuroscience. Her doctoral research focused on disentangling and measuring the processes underlying perception and memory discriminations and how they are represented in the brain in healthy and memory-impaired adults. Her secondary research focused on face perception under degraded viewing conditions, social biases related gender and race, and memory distortions.

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Psychology, University of California, Davis, 2019
  • M.A., Psychology, University of California, Davis, 2014
  • B.A., Psychology, San Francisco State University, 2011
  • Psi Chi National Honors Society

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

National Certified Phlebotomy Technician, Multiskilled Medical Certifications Institute

Publications

Goodrich, R. I., Baer, T. L., Quent, J. A., & Yonelinas, A. P. (in press). Visual working memory impairments for single items following medial temporal lobe damage. Neuropsychologia Special Issue: Endel Tulving.

Goodrich, R. I. & Yonelinas, A. P. (2019). The effects of face inversion on perceiving- and sensing-based change detection. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. https://doi.org/10.1037/xge0000618

Goodrich, R. I. & Yonelinas, A. P. (2016). The medial temporal lobe supports sensing-based visual working memory. Neuropsychologia, 89, 485-494. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2016.07.011

Yonelinas, A. P., Goodrich, R. I., & Borders, A. A. (2014). Dissociating processes within recognition, perception, and working memory. In D. S. Lindsay, C. M. Kelley & A. P. Yonelinas (Eds.), Remembering: Attributions, processes and control in human memory. New York: Psychology Press.

Ben-Zeev, A., Dennehy, T. C., Goodrich, R. I., Kolarik, B. S., & Geisler, M. W. (2014). When an “educated” black man becomes lighter in the mind’s eye: Evidence for a skin tone memory bias. SAGE Open, 4(1), 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F2158244013516770

Presentations

Goodrich, R. I. (2018). Medial temporal lobe damage impairs visual working memory for a single item. Talk given at the Psychology Department Conference, UC Davis.

Goodrich, R. I. (2018). ‘Excel’-ing at data summarization and visualization: An example from cognitive neuroscience. Talk given at the Communication Club at UC Davis as a Guest Speaker, UC Davis.

Goodrich, R. I. & Yonelinas, A. P. (2017). Reconsidering the face inversion effect: A state-strength approach. Poster presented at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Goodrich, R. I. (2017). The hippocampus and sensing-based visual working memory. Talk given at the Neuroscience Graduate Group NeuroLunch Seminar, Center for Neuroscience, UC Davis.

Goodrich, R. I. (2015). Visual working memory impairments following medial temporal lobe damage: A state-strength approach. Talk given at the Psychology Department Conference, UC Davis.

Goodrich, R. I. & Yonelinas, A. P. (2015). Visual working memory impairments following medial temporal lobe damage: A state-strength approach. Poster presented at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Goodrich, R. I., Bae, G. Y., Luck, S. J., & Yonelinas, A. P. (2014). Effects of age-related brain changes on visual working memory and perception. Poster presented at the Annual Alzheimer’s Research Symposium, Sacramento, CA.

Goodrich, R. I. & Yonelinas, A. P. (2014). Deconstructing the face inversion effect: A state-strength approach. Poster presented at the Annual UC Davis Psychology Department Conference, Davis, CA.

Goodrich, R. I., Borders, A. A., & Yonelinas, A. P. (2013). High- versus low-resolution visual working memory. Poster presented at the Annual UC Davis Psychology Department Conference, Davis, CA.

Goodrich, R. I., Niblett, S. P., Krenzer, W., Ben-Zeev, A., & Geisler, M. W. (2013). Cross-sex vs. own-sex face perception modulates early attentional ERPs. Poster presented at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Goodrich, R. I., Samaha, J. Hedin, L. F., Guevarra, D., Niblett, S. P., Ben-Zeev, A., & Geisler, M. W. (2012). Evidence for cross-gender effects on attentional and categorical processing of faces. Poster presented at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.

Goodrich, R. I. (2011). Early attention effects and the influence of target similarity as a function of gender: An ERP study on face categorization. Talk given at the Psi Chi Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference, San Francisco State University.

Goodrich, R. I. (2011). A woman by any other name: Gender categorization versus individuation in person perception. Talk given at the California State University Student Research Competition, San Francisco State University.

Goodrich, R., Dennehy T. C., Shelton, C., Geisler, M. W., & Ben-Zeev, A. (2011). Perceptual preferences for individuating versus categorical information: A study on gender categorization. Poster presented at the Annual Berkeley Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference, Berkeley, CA.

Goodrich, R., Dennehy T. C., Shelton, C., Ben-Zeev, A., & Geisler, M. W. (2011). The influence of stimulus gender and target similarity on the categorization of faces: An ERP study. Poster presented at the California Cognitive Science Society Annual Meeting, Berkeley, CA.

Prior Experience

Consulting Research Scientist, Mind Field (YouTube Premium Series), 2018

Professional Affiliations

Association for Psychological Science (APS)

American Psychological Association (APA)

Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS)

Additional Information

Peer Reviewer

Learning and Motivation

PLoS ONE

Psychophysiology

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Psychology, University of California, Davis, 2019
  • M.A., Psychology, University of California, Davis, 2014
  • B.A., Psychology, San Francisco State University, 2011
  • Psi Chi National Honors Society

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

National Certified Phlebotomy Technician, Multiskilled Medical Certifications Institute