Lauren Hecht


First Term Seminar (FTS) Director and Associate Professor in Psychological Science

Lauren is a cognitive psychologist and the primary investigator in the Vision Lab within the Perception & Attention (PAtt) Labs. She is interested in perception and attention, how they interact, and their influence on other cognitive processes. Although her research has predominantly focused on vision, she is also investigating questions that involve audition, olfaction, and taste.


PhD - University of Iowa, 2009; BA - Albion College, 2003

Courses Taught

Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
PSY-100General Psychology132018/SP, 2016/FA, 2016/SP, 2014/SP, 2013/FA, 2012/FA, 2011/FA, and 2010/FA
PSY-230Cognitive Psychology82015/FA, 2013/FA, 2013/SP, and 2011/SP
PSY-225Statistics and Research Methods II Lab52012/SP, 2011/FA, and 2010/FA
PSY-225Statistics and Research Methods II42012/FA, 2012/SP, 2011/FA, and 2010/FA
FTS-100FTS:Animal Minds32016/FA, 2015/FA, and 2014/FA
PSY-344AT:Attention32016/SP, 2012/SP, and 2011/SP
PSY-240Sensation & Perception22018/SP
PSY-244ST:Adv Res Cognitive22014/FA and 2014/SP