• Virtual Reality
    • How sensitive are users of virtual reality to things like speed increases and decreases, virtual rotation, or increases and decreases in their virtual height?
    • How well are they able to keep track of their position in real and virtual worlds?
    • Does having an avatar aid in the interaction with virtual worlds?
  • Multisensory Illusions: Studying Perception through the ways in which it breaks down
    • I am using the rubber hand illusion (RHI) to study the limits of embodiment in the context of tool-use.
    • I have adapted the classic RHI paradigm for use in the investigation of whether tools can be embodied or incorporated (pictured in top banner).
    • I also use the size-weight illusion and similar weight-based illusions to examine how top-down expectations about the properties of objects influence how heavy they feel.

Fellowships and Grants

  • Current Jefferson Fellow
  • Fulbright Fellow at The University of Tsukuba, Japan from 2012 to 2013
    • Grant to research Developmental Dyslexia and Dysgraphia in Japanese school children
    • Advised by Dr. Akira Uno


  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Psi Chi
  • Sigma Xi
  • Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education, Honorable Mention
  • Varsity Scholar-Athlete