Assistant Professor of Psychology
Office Location: 323 Olin Hall
Dr. Cronin earned her B.S. from the University of Notre Dame, and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She teaches introductory psychology, sensation and perception, and cognitive psychology courses.
Her research uses eye-tracking and behavioral research methods to study human visual attention and visual cognition. Dr. Cronin’s research investigates the influences on when, where, and how we allocate our visual attention, particularly in the context of real-world scenes. Her work examines how our tasks or goals, memories, and visual environment influence how we perceive and reason about our visual surroundings. Dr. Cronin is also interested in the mechanisms that support the perception of a stable visual world across eye movements and the relationship between eye movements, visual attention, and visual working memory.
Drake Attention and Cognition Lab: https://dacl.wp.drake.edu