People » Mark Neider


Interests: Attention, Visual Cognition, Perception, Skill Acquisition and Transfer of Training, Cognitive Aging, Distraction, Driving

Website: Applied Cognition and Aging Laboratory

Mark Neider is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Central Florida. He received his B.A. in Psychology from Hofstra University. He also holds a M.A. in Psychology and a Ph.D. in Cognitive/Experimental Psychology from Stony Brook University. After completing his doctorate, Neider spent five years as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the interdisciplinary Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research focuses on understanding human perception and cognition in realistic contexts, and then using that understanding to develop training interventions and technological innovations for improving human performance in real world tasks and environments. NeiderÕs lab studies behavior across the age spectrum, from pre-adolescent children to the elderly. To examine behavior in the most realistic contexts possible, his lab utilizes a number of research methodologies including traditional behavioral paradigms, advanced eye tracking methods, driving simulation, and virtual reality.

  • Neider, M. B., Gaspar, J. G., McCarley, J. S., Crowell, J., Kaczmarski, H., & Kramer, A. F. (2011). Walking and talking: Dual-task effects on street crossing behavior in older adults. Psychology and Aging, 26(2), 260-268.
  • Neider, M. B., Chen, X., Dickinson, C. A., Brennan, S. E, & Zelinsky, G. J. (2010). Coordinating spatial referencing using shared gaze. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 17(5), 718-724.
  • Neider, M. B., McCarley, J. S., Crowell, J., Kaczmarski, H., & Kramer, A. F. (2010). Pedestrians, vehicles, and cell phones. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 42, 589-594.
  • Neider, M. B., & Zelinsky, G. J. (2006). Scene context guides eye movements during search. Vision Research, 46(5), 614-621.
  • Neider, M. B., & Zelinsky, G. J. (2006). Searching for camouflaged targets: Effects of target-background similarity on visual search. Vision Research, 46(14), 2217-2235.

COS Faculty Receive Incentive Awards

The College of Sciences is proud to announce the 2015-2016 winners for the Teaching Incentive Program and Research Incentive Award. Each year, UCF’s Academic Affairs’ Office of Faculty Excellence gives inc... Read more

College of Sciences Dean’s Awards

Last year the university and the college started several new awards for research accomplishment. The COS Dean’s Distinguished Researcher and Rising Star Awards recognize the efforts of the most ‘resear... Read more

Career Achievement Award

Dr. Mark Neider will receive the Earl Alluisi Award for Early Career Achievement at this year’s American Psychological Association’s (APA)  convention in Washington, DC. This award was presented by... Read more

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