(Johns Hopkins University)
Richard A. Abrams
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Steven Yantis was Professor in the Department of Psychologicaland Brain Sciences at Johns Hopkins University, with secondaryappointments in the Departments of Cognitive Science andNeuroscience. He studied experimental psychology as an undergraduateat the University of Washington in Seattle and received a PhDin experimental psychology at the University of Michigan. Followinga year as a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University, he joined thefaculty at Johns Hopkins University, where he remained for the restof his career. Yantis’s research interests included visual perception,attention, and cognition. Members of the Yantis laboratory continueto measure behavior (response time, eye movements) and brain activity(functional MRI) as people carry out tasks that probe perceptionand attention. He taught a variety of courses in human perception andattention for almost thirty years. He received the Early Career Awardfrom the American Psychological Association in 1994 and the TrolandResearch Award from the National Academy of Sciences in 1996.Steve passed away in 2014 after a lengthy battle with brain cancer.
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