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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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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 10
Total funding $413,954

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20171 grants / $4,700

A cross-cultural study of the mental representation of the alphabet in English and Chinese Speakers$4,700

Funding body: Keats Endowment Research Fund

Funding body Keats Endowment Research Fund
Project Team Doctor Ami Eidels, Dr Cheng-Ta Yang, Dr Daniel Little
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2018
GNo G1700468
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

20162 grants / $239,866

Learning from our mistakes: How and when complex decisions fail$230,976

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$8,890

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

Completed2
Current8

Total current UON EFTSL

PhD2.95

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2017 PhD Is Need for Closure Linked with Caution Threshold in Simple Perceptual Decision Making? PhD (Psychology - Science), Faculty of Science, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2017 PhD Can You Really Do Two Things at Once? PhD (Psychology - Science), Faculty of Science, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2017 PhD Understanding the Effects of Emotional Priming on Trust in Digital Sales PhD (Information Systems), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2017 PhD Cognitive Capacity Limits in Information Delivery PhD (Computer Science), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2016 PhD Investigating the Cognitive Processing Systems Underlying Numerical Cognition PhD (Psychology - Science), Faculty of Science, 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 Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2016 PhD Detection of Loss of Situational Awareness Using Biometric Measures PhD (Psychology - Science), Faculty of Science, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2015 PhD Understanding the Capacity and Architecture of Cognitive Systems PhD (Psychology - Science), Faculty of Science, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2017 PhD Sequential Effects in Human Performance PhD (Clinical Psychology), Faculty of Science, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2015 PhD Using Bayesian Frameworks to Explore Simple Cognition PhD (Psychology - Science), Faculty of Science, 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 26
United States 19
Israel 4
United Kingdom 2
Canada 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

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 Building
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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