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

Mark Neider is a 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. Neider’s 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.