About the Author(s)
Marvin Chun and Steven Most
Marvin M. Chun is the Richard M. Colgate Professor of Psychology at Yale University, with secondary appointments in the Cognitive Science Program and the Yale School of Medicine Department of Neuroscience. He received his Ph.D. in brain and cognitive sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, followed by postdoctoral training at Harvard University. Professor Chun leads a cognitive neuroscience laboratory that uses functional brain imaging and machine learning to decode and predict how people see, attend, remember, and perform optimally.
His research has been honored with a Troland Award from the US National Academy of Sciences, an early-career award from the American Psychological Association, and a Ho-Am Science Prize from Samsung (South Korea).
Steven B. Most is Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia (UNSW Sydney), with an affiliate appointment in the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences at the University of Delaware. He received his B.A in psychology at Brandeis University and Ph.D. in psychology from Harvard University, followed by postdoctoral training at Vanderbilt and Yale Universities. Dr. Most leads the Motivated Attention & Perception Lab, where his team uses behavioral and physiological measures to understand how attention, motivation, and emotion shape what people see, remember, and do, as well as how cognition affects safety and wellbeing in
the real world (e.g., road safety).
Before writing Cognition, Professors Chun and Most collaborated on research examining how emotional stimuli capture attention.
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