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.


Bohil, C. J., Phillips, A. M., Neider, M. B., & Schmidt, J. (2023). Explicit and implicit category learning in categorical visual search. Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics, 85(7), 2131‐2149.

Slifkin, E. D., & Neider, M. B. (2023). Phishing interrupted: The impact of task interruptions on phishing email classification. International Journal of Human‐Computer Studies, 174, 103017.

Sarno, D. M., & Neider, M. B. (2022). The depth of executive function: Depth information may aid executive function under challenging task conditions. Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics. 84(6), 2060‐2073.

Sarno, D.M., McPherson, R. & Neider, M.B. (2022). Is the key to phishing training persistence?: Developing a persistent intervention. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 28(1), 85.

Sarno, D. M., & Neider, M. B. (2022). So many phish, so little time: Exploring email task factors and phishing susceptibility. Human Factors. 64(8), 1379‐1403.