Kelly LoVoi, Ph.D.

Scientist
Human Factors
Bellevue
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Dr. LoVoi has expertise in human cognition, attention, and perception with an emphasis on color perception, attention, and signal detection and response. With a background in cognitive neuroscience, Dr. LoVoi has used a combination of behavioral measurements, electrophysiological recordings, and neuroimaging to examine cognitive and perceptual processes and how they shape behavior. Dr. LoVoi applies her expertise in perceptual and attentional processes to investigate how humans interact with products and the environment, including transportation accidents and slips, trips, and falls.

Dr. LoVoi earned her Ph.D. in Psychology at The Graduate Center, CUNY with an emphasis in cognitive neuroscience. Her doctoral research primarily focused on characterizing the spatial and temporal characteristics of visual perception that is induced through non-invasive brain stimulation. Her secondary research focused on the role that color plays in attention capture, particularly under conditions of inattention. Dr. LoVoi has also been an instructor at the City University of New York (CUNY) and has taught courses in perception, cognition, cognitive neuroscience, and general psychology.

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Psychology, City University of New York, 2020
  • B.S., Psychology, Southern Connecticut State University, 2012
  • Doctoral Student Research Grant, The Graduate Center, CUNY (2017)

    Psychology Travel Award, The Graduate Center, CUNY (2017)

    Provost’s Pre-Dissertation Summer Research Award, The Graduate Center, CUNY (2017)

    Science Fellowship, The Graduate Center, CUNY (2012)

Publications

*Published as Webster, K.

*Webster, K., & Ro, T. (2020). Visual modulation of resting state α oscillations. eNeuro, 7(1), ENEURO.0268-19.2019.

*Webster, K., Clarke, J., Mack, A., & Ro, T. (2018). Effects of canonical color, luminance, and orientation on sustained inattentional blindness for scenes. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 80(7), 1833–1846.

*Webster, K., & Ro, T. (2017). Retinal and visual cortex distance from transcranial magnetic stimulation of the vertex affects phosphene perception. Experimental Brain Research, 235(9), 2857-2866.

Presentations

*Presented as Webster, K.

*Webster, K., & Ro, T. (February 2019). Mapping the spatial and temporal characteristics of visual perception with transcranial magnetic stimulation. Oral presentation given at the 3rd International Brain Stimulation Conference, Vancouver, BC Canada.

*Webster, K., & Ro, T. (April 2018). Visual modulations of resting state alpha oscillations. Poster presented at the Graduate Center, CUNY 9th Annual Psychology Research Day, New York, NY.

*Webster, K., & Ro, T. (November 2017). Visual modulations of resting state alpha oscillations. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Vancouver, BC Canada.

*Webster, K. & Ro, T. (May 2016). Phosphene perception from transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) over the vertex. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, St. Pete Beach, FL.

*Webster, K., Clarke, J., Mack, A., & Ro, T. (May 2014). Appropriately colored scenes reduce inattentional blindness. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, St. Pete Beach, FL.

*Webster, K. (March 2013). The effects of meaning enhancement on change detection. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, New York, NY.

*Webster, K. (May 2012). The effects of meaning enhancement on change detection. Oral presentation given at the Connecticut State University Psychology Day, New Haven, CT.

Prior Experience

Graduate Researcher, The Graduate Center, CUNY, 2012-2020

Research Intern, Yale Child Study Center, 2011-2012

Academic Appointments

Teaching Assistant, Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience, CUNY, 2019

Adjunct Lecturer, Psychology, CUNY, 2016-2019

Professional Affiliations

Society for Neuroscience (SfN)

Additional Information

Peer Reviewer

NeuroReport

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Psychology, City University of New York, 2020
  • B.S., Psychology, Southern Connecticut State University, 2012
  • Doctoral Student Research Grant, The Graduate Center, CUNY (2017)

    Psychology Travel Award, The Graduate Center, CUNY (2017)

    Provost’s Pre-Dissertation Summer Research Award, The Graduate Center, CUNY (2017)

    Science Fellowship, The Graduate Center, CUNY (2012)