Alison L. Morris, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Department of Psychology

Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-3180

Office: Room 490 Science Hall
Phone: 515 294-7532


Courses Taught:

Psych 310: Brain and Behavior

My research focuses on interactions among attention, perception and memory, in particular, the role of attention in conscious awareness. Some phenomena of interest in this area include repetition blindness, attentional blink, implicit learning memory, and inattentional blindness.

An additional area of interest concerns how words are represented in the mind, and the role of context effects in word recognition.

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Research Interests:

Morris, A. L., & Harris, C. L. (2002). Sentence context, word recognition, and repetition blindness. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 28, 962–982.

Harris, C. L., & Morris, A. L. (2001). Illusory words created by repetition blindness: A technique for probing sublexical representations. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 8, 118-126.

Harris, C. L., & Morris, A. L. (2001). Identity and similarity in orthographic repetition blindness: No cross-over interaction. Cognition, 81, 1-40.

Harris, C. L., & Morris, A. L. (2000). Orthographic repetition blindness. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 53A, 1038-1060.

Morris, A. L., & Harris, C. L. (1999). A sublexical locus for repetition blindness: Evidence from illusory words. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 25, 1060-1075.


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