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Dr Ami Eidels

Senior Lecturer

School of Psychology (Psychology)

Career Summary

Biography

Research Expertise

After completing my PhD in Tel Aviv University, I accepted a post-doctoral research position in Jim Townsend's Mathematical Psychology laboratory, Indiana University, Bloomington. I then accepted a faculty position at the School of Psychology, University of Newcastle, Australia.

Broadly speaking, my research focuses on (i) human perception and attention and (ii) Information-processing models. In particular, I am interested in how various sources of information are processed and combined (or alternatively, processed independently from one another).

I study how cognitive workload affects the efficiency of processing and the capacity of our cognitive system. I further study whether people can focus on relevant aspects of the environment and ignore other, irrelevant aspects, using novel variants of the Stroop task. I also study sequential dependencies - whether success or failure affect our behavior on subsequent trials ('hot hand' and post-error slowing).


Qualifications

  • PhD, Telaviv University - Israel

Keywords

  • Advanced Statistics & Research Methods
  • Cognitive Modeling
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Cognitive Science
  • Psychology

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
170199 Psychology not elsewhere classified 50
170299 Cognitive Sciences not elsewhere classified 50

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Senior Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Psychology
Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Book (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Busemeyer JR, Wang Z, Townsend JT, Eidels A, The Oxford Handbook of Computational and Mathematical Psychology, Oxford Library of Psychology, New York, 424 (2015) [A3]

Chapter (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Algom D, Eidels A, Hawkins RXD, Jefferson B, Townsend JT, 'Features of Response Times: Identification of Cognitive Mechanisms through Mathematical Modeling', Oxford Handbook of Computational and Mathematical Psychology, Oxford University Press, New York 63-98 (2015) [B2]
2015 Busemeyer JR, Wang Z, Eidels A, Townsend JT, 'Review of Basic Mathematical Concepts used in Computational and Mathematical Psychology', Oxford Handbook of Computational and Mathematical Psychology, Oxford University Press, New York 1-10 (2015) [B2]
DOI 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199957996.013.1

Journal article (23 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Williams P, Heathcote A, Nesbitt K, Eidels A, 'Post-error recklessness and the hot hand', Judgment and Decision Making, 11 174-184 (2016)

© 2016. The authors license this article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.Although post-error slowing and the ¿hot hand¿ (streaks of good perform... [more]

© 2016. The authors license this article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.Although post-error slowing and the ¿hot hand¿ (streaks of good performance) are both types of sequential dependencies arising from the differential influence of success and failure, they have not previously been studied together. We bring together these two streams of research in a task where difficulty can be controlled by participants delaying their decisions, and where responses required a degree deliberation, and so are relatively slow. We compared performance of unpaid participants against paid participants who were rewarded differentially, with higher reward for better performance. In contrast to most previous results, we found no post-error slowing for paid or unpaid participants. For the unpaid group, we found post-error speeding and a hot hand, even though the hot hand is typically considered a fallacy. Our results suggest that the effect of success and failure on subsequent performance may differ substantially with task characteristics and demands. We also found payment affected post-error performance; financially rewarding successful performance led to a more cautious approach following errors, whereas unrewarded performance led to recklessness following errors.

Co-authors Andrew Heathcote, Keith Nesbitt
2015 Lyons G, Arthur-Kelly M, Eidels A, Mavratzakis A, 'Deep Assessment: A Novel Framework for Improving the Care of People with Very Advanced Alzheimer's Disease', BioMed Research International, 2015 (2015) [C1]

© 2015 Gordon Lyons et al.Best practice in understanding and caring for people with advanced Alzheimer's disease presents extraordinary challenges. Their severe and deteriorating... [more]

© 2015 Gordon Lyons et al.Best practice in understanding and caring for people with advanced Alzheimer's disease presents extraordinary challenges. Their severe and deteriorating cognitive impairments are such that carers find progressive difficulty in authentically ascertaining and responding to interests, preferences, and needs. Deep assessment, a novel multifaceted framework drawn from research into the experiences of others with severe cognitive impairments, has potential to empower carers and other support professionals to develop an enhanced understanding of people with advanced Alzheimer's disease and so deliver better calibrated care in attempts to maximize quality of life. Deep assessment uses a combination of techniques, namely, Behaviour State Observation, Triangulated Proxy Reporting, and Startle Reflex Modulation Measurement, to deliver a comprehensive and deep assessment of the inner states (awareness, preferences, likes, and dislikes) of people who cannot reliably self-report. This paper explains deep assessment and its current applications. It then suggests how it can be applied to people with advanced Alzheimer's disease to develop others' understanding of their inner states and to help improve their quality of life. An illustrative hypothetical vignette is used to amplify this framework. We discuss the potential utility and efficacy of this technique for this population and we also propose other human conditions that may benefit from research using a deep assessment approach.

DOI 10.1155/2015/749451
Co-authors Gordon Lyons, Michael Arthur-Kelly
2015 Heathcote A, Coleman JR, Eidels A, Watson JM, Houpt J, Strayer DL, 'Working memory¿s workload capacity', Memory and Cognition, 43 973-989 (2015) [C1]

© 2015, Psychonomic Society, Inc.We examined the role of dual-task interference in working memory using a novel dual two-back task that requires a redundant-target response (i.e.... [more]

© 2015, Psychonomic Society, Inc.We examined the role of dual-task interference in working memory using a novel dual two-back task that requires a redundant-target response (i.e., a response that neither the auditory nor the visual stimulus occurred two back versus a response that one or both occurred two back) on every trial. Comparisons with performance on single two-back trials (i.e., with only auditory or only visual stimuli) showed that dual-task demands reduced both speed and accuracy. Our task design enabled a novel application of Townsend and Nozawa¿s (Journal of Mathematical Psychology 39: 321¿359, 1995) workload capacity measure, which revealed that the decrement in dual two-back performance was mediated by the sharing of a limited amount of processing capacity. Relative to most other single and dual n-back tasks, performance measures for our task were more reliable, due to the use of a small stimulus set that induced a high and constant level of proactive interference. For a version of our dual two-back task that minimized response bias, accuracy was also more strongly correlated with complex span than has been found for most other single and dual n-back tasks.

DOI 10.3758/s13421-015-0526-2
Co-authors Andrew Heathcote
2015 Little DR, Eidels A, Fific M, Wang T, 'Understanding the influence of distractors on workload capacity', Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 68-69 25-36 (2015) [C1]

© 2015 Elsevier Inc.In this paper, we analyze the workload capacity of information processing of multidimensional perceptual stimuli. Capacity, which describes how the processing... [more]

© 2015 Elsevier Inc.In this paper, we analyze the workload capacity of information processing of multidimensional perceptual stimuli. Capacity, which describes how the processing rate of the system changes as the number of stimulus dimensions or attributes is increased, is an important property of information processing systems. Inferences based on one measure of capacity, the capacity coefficient (Townsend and Nozawa, 1995), are typically computed by comparing the processing of single targets, which provide a measure of the baseline processing time of the system, to the processing of a double target. The single targets are typically assumed to be presented alone without any irrelevant distracting information. In this paper, we derive new capacity predictions for situations when distractor information is present. This extension reveals that, with distractors, the value of the capacity coefficient no longer provides unique diagnostic information about the underlying processing system. We further show how to rectify this situation by contrasting distractors of different discriminability.

DOI 10.1016/j.jmp.2015.08.005
2015 Ambler PG, Eidels A, Gregory C, 'Anxiety and aggression in adolescents with autism spectrum disorders attending mainstream schools', Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 18 97-109 (2015) [C1]

© 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.This study investigated the link between anxiety and aggression in adolescents with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) using self-report me... [more]

© 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.This study investigated the link between anxiety and aggression in adolescents with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) using self-report measures of anxiety and anger and teacher ratings of behaviour. Participants were 104 high school students aged 12-18: 52 students with ASDs, without intellectual disability, and their typically developing peers matched for age and gender. Students with ASDs who attend mainstream high schools reported higher levels of anxiety and reactive anger than their peers, were reported by their teachers to engage in more aggressive behaviours, and were at higher risk of being suspended from school. The results further suggested that social anxiety is a significant moderator of the relationship between autism and physical aggression. For ASD students, but not for the control students, there was a strong, positive relationship: higher levels of anxiety were associated with higher levels of physical aggression. However, ASD students with high anger control did not display physical aggression. Our results have implications for screening students for anxiety, the provision of interventions for managing anxiety and the development of anger management skills, and for the appropriateness of suspension as a mandatory response to incidents of physical aggression in schools.

DOI 10.1016/j.rasd.2015.07.005
2014 Hawkins RXD, Houpt JW, Eidels A, Townsend JT, 'Can two dots form a Gestalt? Measuring emergent features with the capacity coefficient', Vision Research, (2014)

© 2015 Elsevier Ltd.While there is widespread agreement among vision researchers on the importance of some local aspects of visual stimuli, such as hue and intensity, there is no... [more]

© 2015 Elsevier Ltd.While there is widespread agreement among vision researchers on the importance of some local aspects of visual stimuli, such as hue and intensity, there is no general consensus on a full set of basic sources of information used in perceptual tasks or how they are processed. Gestalt theories place particular value on emergent features, which are based on the higher-order relationships among elements of a stimulus rather than local properties. Thus, arbitrating between different accounts of features is an important step in arbitrating between local and Gestalt theories of perception in general. In this paper, we present the capacity coefficient from Systems Factorial Technology (SFT) as a quantitative approach for formalizing and rigorously testing predictions made by local and Gestalt theories of features. As a simple, easily controlled domain for testing this approach, we focus on the local feature of location and the emergent features of Orientation and Proximity in a pair of dots. We introduce a redundant-target change detection task to compare our capacity measure on (1) trials where the configuration of the dots changed along with their location against (2) trials where the amount of local location change was exactly the same, but there was no change in the configuration. Our results, in conjunction with our modeling tools, favor the Gestalt account of emergent features. We conclude by suggesting several candidate information-processing models that incorporate emergent features, which follow from our approach.

DOI 10.1016/j.visres.2015.04.019
2014 Eidels A, Townsend JT, Hughes HC, Perry LA, 'Erratum to: Evaluating perceptual integration: uniting response-time and accuracy-based methodologies', Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics, (2014)
DOI 10.3758/s13414-014-0808-y
2014 Williams P, Eidels A, Townsend JT, 'The resurrection of Tweedledum and Tweedledee: Bimodality cannot distinguish serial and parallel processes', PSYCHONOMIC BULLETIN & REVIEW, 21 1165-1173 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.3758/s13423-014-0599-0
2014 Ben-David BM, Eidels A, Donkin C, 'Effects of aging and distractors on detection of redundant visual targets and capacity: Do older adults integrate visual targets differently than younger adults?', PLoS ONE, 9 (2014) [C1]

© 2014 Ben-David et al.In the redundant target effect, participants respond faster with two (redundant) targets. We compared the magnitude of this effect in younger and older adu... [more]

© 2014 Ben-David et al.In the redundant target effect, participants respond faster with two (redundant) targets. We compared the magnitude of this effect in younger and older adults, with and without distractors, in a simple visual-detection task. We employed additional measures that allow non-parametric assessment of performance (Townsend's capacity coefficient) and parametric estimates (Linear Ballistic Accumulator model). Older participants' latencies were slower, especially in the presence of distractors, and their calculated capacity indicators increased with distractors. Parametric estimates indicated that these increases were generated by the older adults' increased difficulty in inhibiting the distractors, and not the results of either improved detection of redundant-targets, or of a generalized slowing of processing.

DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0113551
Citations Scopus - 2
2014 Eidels A, Gold J, 'Measuring single-item identification efficiencies for letters and 3-D objects', Behavior Research Methods, 46 722-731 (2014) [C1]

Identification thresholds and the corresponding efficiencies (ideal/human thresholds) are typically computed by collapsing data across an entire stimulus set within a given task i... [more]

Identification thresholds and the corresponding efficiencies (ideal/human thresholds) are typically computed by collapsing data across an entire stimulus set within a given task in order to obtain a "multiple-item" summary measure of information use. However, some individual stimuli may be processed more efficiently than others, and such differences are not captured by conventional multiple-item threshold measurements. Here, we develop and present a technique for measuring "single-item" identification efficiencies. The resulting measure describes the ability of the human observer to make use of the information provided by a single stimulus item within the context of the larger set of stimuli. We applied this technique to the identification of 3-D rendered objects (Exp. 1) and Roman alphabet letters (Exp. 2). Our results showed that efficiency can vary markedly across stimuli within a given task, demonstrating that single-item efficiency measures can reveal important information that is lost by conventional multiple-item efficiency measures. © 2013 Psychonomic Society, Inc.

DOI 10.3758/s13428-013-0417-z
2014 Eidels A, Ryan K, Williams P, Algom D, 'Depth of processing in the stroop task : Evidence from a novel forced-reading condition', Experimental Psychology, 61 385-393 (2014) [C1]

© 2014 Hogrefe Publishing.The presence of the Stroop effect betrays the fact that the carrier words were read in the face of instructions to ignore them and to respond to the tar... [more]

© 2014 Hogrefe Publishing.The presence of the Stroop effect betrays the fact that the carrier words were read in the face of instructions to ignore them and to respond to the target ink colors. In this study, we probed the nature of this involuntary reading by comparing color performance with that in a new forced-reading Stroop task in which responding is strictly contingent on reading each and every word. We found larger Stroop effects in the forced-reading task than in the classic Stroop task and concluded that words are processed to a shallower level in the Stroop task than they are in routine voluntary reading. The results show that the two modes of word processing differ in systematic ways and are conductive to qualitatively different representations. These results can pose a challenge to the strongly automatic view of word reading in the Stroop task.

DOI 10.1027/1618-3169/a000259
2014 Eidels A, Townsend JT, Hughes HC, Perry LA, 'Evaluating perceptual integration: uniting response-time- and accuracy-based methodologies', Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics, (2014) [C1]

This investigation brings together a response-time system identification methodology (e.g., Townsend & Wenger Psychonomic Bulletin & Review 11, 391¿418, 2004a) and an accuracy me... [more]

This investigation brings together a response-time system identification methodology (e.g., Townsend & Wenger Psychonomic Bulletin & Review 11, 391¿418, 2004a) and an accuracy methodology, intended to assess models of integration across stimulus dimensions (features, modalities, etc.) that were proposed by Shaw and colleagues (e.g., Mulligan & Shaw Perception & Psychophysics 28, 471¿478, 1980). The goal was to theoretically examine these separate strategies and to apply them conjointly to the same set of participants. The empirical phases were carried out within an extension of an established experimental design called the double factorial paradigm (e.g., Townsend & Nozawa Journal of Mathematical Psychology 39, 321¿359, 1995). That paradigm, based on response times, permits assessments of architecture (parallel vs. serial processing), stopping rule (exhaustive vs. minimum time), and workload capacity, all within the same blocks of trials. The paradigm introduced by Shaw and colleagues uses a statistic formally analogous to that of the double factorial paradigm, but based on accuracy rather than response times. We demonstrate that the accuracy measure cannot discriminate between parallel and serial processing. Nonetheless, the class of models supported by the accuracy data possesses a suitable interpretation within the same set of models supported by the response-time data. The supported model, consistent across individuals, is parallel and has limited capacity, with the participants employing the appropriate stopping rule for the experimental setting.

DOI 10.3758/s13414-014-0788-y
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2013 Williams P, Nesbitt K, Eidels A, Washburn M, Cornforth D, 'Evaluating Player Strategies in the Design of a Hot Hand Game', GSTF Journal on Computing (JoC), 3 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.7603/s40601-013-0006-0
Co-authors David Cornforth, Keith Nesbitt
2012 Eidels A, 'Independent race of colour and word can predict the Stroop effect', Australian Journal of Psychology, 64 189-198 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4
2011 Williams PG, Nesbitt KV, Eidels A, Elliott DJ, 'Balancing risk and reward to develop an optimal hot-hand game', Game Studies, 11 online (2011) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Keith Nesbitt
2011 Eidels A, Houpt JW, Altieri N, Pei L, Townsend JT, 'Nice guys finish fast and bad guys finish last: Facilitatory vs. inhibitory interaction in parallel systems', Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 55 176-190 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.jmp.2010.11.003
Citations Scopus - 23Web of Science - 18
2011 Townsend JT, Eidels A, 'Workload capacity spaces: A unified methodology for response time measures of efficiency as workload is varied', Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 18 659-681 (2011) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 30Web of Science - 23
2010 Eidels A, Townsend JT, Algom D, 'Comparing perception of Stroop stimuli in focused versus divided attention paradigms: Evidence for dramatic processing differences', Cognition, 114 129-150 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.cognition.2009.08.008
Citations Scopus - 24Web of Science - 22
2010 Heathcote AJ, Brown SD, Wagenmakers EJ, Eidels A, 'Distribution-free tests of stochastic dominance for small samples', Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 54 454-463 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.jmp.2010.06.005
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Scott Brown, Andrew Heathcote
2010 Eidels A, Donkin CM, Brown SD, Heathcote AJ, 'Converging measures of workload capacity', Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 17 763-771 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.3758/PBR.17.6.763
Co-authors Andrew Heathcote, Scott Brown
2009 Eidels A, Townsend JT, Pomerantz JR, 'Where Similarity Beats Redundancy: The Importance of Context, Higher Order Similarity, and Response Assignment (vol 34, pg 1441, 2008)', JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY-HUMAN PERCEPTION AND PERFORMANCE, 35 169-169 (2009) [C3]
DOI 10.1037/a0014766
2008 Fific M, Townsend JT, Eidels A, 'Studying visual search using systems factorial methodology with target-distractor similarity as the factor.', Attention Perception and Psychophysics, 70 583-603 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.3758/PP.70.4.583
Citations Scopus - 15Web of Science - 11
2008 Eidels A, Townsend JT, Pomerantz JR, 'Where similarity beats redundancy: The importance of context, higher-order similarity, and response assignment.', Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 34 1441-1463 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1037/a0012320
Citations Scopus - 14Web of Science - 13
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Conference (25 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Heathcote A, Eidels A, Houpt J, Coleman JR, Watson J, Strayer DL, 'Multitasking in Working Memory.', CogSci (2014)
Co-authors Andrew Heathcote
2014 Tillman G, Eidels A, Finkbeiner M, 'Is Reading Mandatory? Reaching for Evidence in the Stroop Paradigm.', CogSci (2014)
2013 Williams P, Heathcote A, Averell L, Eidels A, 'Not all errors are equal: on the nature of slow and fast post-errors adjustments', 46th Annual Meeting of the Society for Mathematical Psychology (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Andrew Heathcote
2013 Heathcote A, Eidels A, Strayer D, Coleman J, Houpt J, 'Capacity and Redundant Information in Working Memory', Abstracts of the Psychonomic Society, November 2013 (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Andrew Heathcote
2013 Eidels A, Fallon E, Ross R, Algom D, 'A Fresh Look at the Emotional Stroop Effect', Abstracts of the Psychonomic Society, November 2013 (2013) [E3]
2013 Williams P, Nesbitt KV, Eidels A, Washburn M, Cornforth D, 'Design of a Cognitive Game: Uncovering Player Strategies in the Hot Hand Game', Proceedings of the 6th Annual International Conference on Computer Games, Multimedia and Allied Technology (2013) [E1]
DOI 10.5176/2251-1679
Co-authors Keith Nesbitt, David Cornforth
2012 Eidels A, 'A (psychological) world without conflict: Independent-channels model can predict the Stroop effect', Combined Abstracts of 2012 Australian Psychology Conferences (2012) [E3]
2012 Williams PG, Eidels A, 'Hot hand in computer games: The effect of fixed trial-to-trial difficulty', Combined Abstracts of 2012 Australian Psychology Conferences (2012) [E3]
2011 Eidels A, Williams PG, 'Hot hand in computer games: Combining measures of performance and task-difficulty', Abstracts of the Psychonomic Society 52nd Annual Meeting (2011) [E3]
2011 Eidels A, Williams PG, 'Hot hand in computer games: Exploration of performance and risk', The Abstracts of the 38th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (2011) [E3]
2011 Heathcote AJ, Eidels A, Brown SD, Watson J, 'Measuring cross modal workload capacity', The Abstracts of the 38th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Scott Brown, Andrew Heathcote
2011 Eidels A, Holt ML, 'Convexity as a cue for figure-ground assignment: Investigating inhibition between convex and concave regions', Proceedings of the 27th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Psychophysics (2011) [E1]
2010 Eidels A, Ryan K, Algom D, 'Is reading truly automatic? Evidence from forced reading in the stroop task', Abstracts of the 51st Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society (2010) [E3]
2010 Eidels A, Ryan K, Van De Mortel F, 'Challenging the automaticity account of the Stroop phenomenon: Evidence from a forced reading task', Combined Abstracts of 2010 Australian Psychology Conferences (2010) [E3]
2010 Heathcote AJ, Eidels A, Donkin CM, Brown SD, 'Converging measures of workload capacity', Combined Abstracts of 2010 Australian Psychology Conferences (2010) [E3]
DOI 10.3758/PBR.17.6.763
Citations Scopus - 26Web of Science - 22
Co-authors Scott Brown, Andrew Heathcote
2009 Heathcote AJ, Eidels A, Brown SD, 'A nonparametric Bayesian test for stochastic dominance', 53rd Annual Meeting of the Australian Mathemetical Society Conference Booklet (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Scott Brown, Andrew Heathcote
2009 Eidels A, Ben David B, 'Aging and Workload Capacity: Do older adults integrate visual stimuli differently than younger adults?', ASIC 2009: Authors, Titles, Abstracts (2009) [E3]
2009 Heathcote AJ, Eidels A, Brown SD, 'Testing the Architecture of Cognition', Abstracts of the 50th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Andrew Heathcote, Scott Brown
2009 Eidels A, Townsend JT, 'Testing response time and accuracy predictions of a large class of parallel models within OR and AND redundant signals paradigms', Australasian Mathematical Psychology Conference (2009) [E3]
2009 Eidels A, Gold J, 'A technique for measuring single-item identification efficiences', Combined Abstracts of the 2009 Australian Psychology Conferences (2009) [E3]
2009 Eidels A, Townsend JT, 'Testing response time and accuracy predictions of a large class of parallel models within OR and AND redundant signals paradigms', Math Psych 2009 (2009) [E3]
2008 Ben David BM, Eidels A, Lulu Li WY, 'Aging effects on the processing and the integration of redundant visual signals', OPAM 2008 Program (2008) [E3]
2008 Ben-David BM, Eidels A, Lulu-Li WY, 'Aging and workload capacity: do older adults integrate visual stimuli differently than younger adults?', Paper presented at Fechner Day 2008, International Society for Psychophysics (2008) [E1]
2005 Eidels A, Townsend JT, Pomerantz JR, 'Systems Factorial Technology Analysis of Pomerantz's Configural Figures', Paper presented at Fechner Day 2005, International Society for Psychophysics (2005) [E1]
2005 Algom D, Eidels A, Townsend JT, Kadlec H, 'Independent parallel channels predict the Stroop effect', Paper presented at Fechner Day 2005, International Society for Psychophysics (2005) [E1]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 9
Total funding $403,480

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20162 grants / $234,092

Learning from our mistakes: How and when complex decisions fail$224,565

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Doctor Ami Eidels, Dr Daniel Little, Professor James Townsend
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2018
GNo G1500101
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Improving rapid decisions made under duress$9,527

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Scott Brown, Doctor Ami Eidels, Doctor Keith Nesbitt, Professor Alan Brichta
Scheme Linkage Pilot Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1501472
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20141 grants / $2,000

Faculty PVC Conference Assistance Grant 2014$2,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT
Project Team Doctor Ami Eidels
Scheme PVC Conference Assistance Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1401184
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20122 grants / $138,440

Rapid Decisions: From Neuroscience to Complex Cognitions$134,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Scott Brown, Doctor Ami Eidels, Professor Andrew Heathcote, Associate Professor John Serences, Professor Todd Braver, Associate Professor Eric-Jan Wagenmakers, Associate Professor Birte Forstmann
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1100343
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Faculty Visiting Fellowship 2012$4,440

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT
Project Team Doctor Ami Eidels
Scheme Visiting Fellowship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1401123
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20112 grants / $12,353

Are Pyramids Special? Measuring single-item identification efficiencies for letters and 3D objects$6,723

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Ami Eidels
Scheme Early Career Researcher Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1100793
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

‘Hot hand’ in skilled performance: An examination of difficulty-accuracy trade-off$5,630

Funding body: Keats Endowment Research Fund

Funding body Keats Endowment Research Fund
Project Team Mr PAUL Williams, Doctor Ami Eidels
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1101142
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

20092 grants / $16,595

Aging and workload-capacity: exploring reasons for cognitive slowdown in aging, and whether older adults integrate stimuli differently than younger adults$11,595

Funding body: Keats Endowment Research Fund

Funding body Keats Endowment Research Fund
Project Team Doctor Ami Eidels
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0189911
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

Challenging he automaticity account of the stroop phenomenon$5,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Ami Eidels
Scheme New Staff Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0190114
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed1
Current4

Total current UON EFTSL

PhD2.1

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2016 PhD Investigating Cognitive Processing Systems of Enumeration
PhD (Psychology - Science), Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2016 PhD Can Ambient Information Systems be Truly Ambient? An Investigation into Ambient Information Systems and their Effect on Cognitive Workload
PhD (Information Technology), Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2015 PhD Understanding the Capacity and Architecture of Cognitive Systems
PhD (Psychology - Science), Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2013 PhD The Hot Hand: When and How Success and Failure Influence Human Performance
PhD (Clinical Psychology), Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 PhD Using Bayesian Frameworks to Explore Simple Cognition
PhD (Psychology - Science), Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
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Research Collaborations

The map is a representation of a researchers co-authorship with collaborators across the globe. The map displays the number of publications against a country, where there is at least one co-author based in that country. Data is sourced from the University of Newcastle research publication management system (NURO) and may not fully represent the authors complete body of work.

Country Count of Publications
Australia 19
United States 15
Israel 3
Canada 1
United Kingdom 1
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News

Australian Research Council (ARC)

ARC Discovery Projects funding success 2016

November 5, 2015

Dr Ami Eidels, Dr Daniel Little and Professor James Townsend have been awarded $224,000 in ARC Discovery Project funding commencing in 2016 for their research project Learning from our mistakes: How and when complex decisions fail.

Cognitive aging and workload capacity

Cognitive aging and workload capacity

March 11, 2015

In a recent article Dr Ami Eidels tests whether our ability to cope with increasing amounts of information changes over the life span.
How do older people process information from multiple sources?

Dr Ami Eidels

Position

Senior Lecturer
School of Psychology
Faculty of Science and Information Technology

Focus area

Psychology

Contact Details

Email ami.eidels@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 7089
Fax (02) 4921 6906

Office

Room AVG-21
Building Aviation
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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