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9/28/2010Laura A. CarlsonCURRICULUM VITAPersonal InformationWork Address:118-D Haggar HallDepartment of PsychologyUniversity of Notre DameNotre Dame, IN 46556(574) 631-6511e-mail: [email protected]: www.nd.edu/ lcarlsonHome Address:3451 Stone Briar DriveSouth Bend, IN 46628(574) 243-7512Educational HistoryHigh school:Winchester High SchoolUndergraduate: Dartmouth CollegeGraduate:Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, M.A. (1991)University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Ph.D. (1994)PositionsAcademic2008 – present1999 – 20081994 - 1999Administrative2009- current2007 - 20092001 - 2005Professional2008 – present2008 – 20102005 – 20082003 - present2005 – present2006 – 20082005 – present2005 – present2009Professor of Psychology, University of Notre DameAssociate Professor of Psychology, University of Notre DameAssistant Professor of Psychology, University of Notre DameAssociate Dean of Professional Development, The Graduate SchoolAssociate Chair, Psychology, University of Notre DameDirector of Graduate Studies, Psychology, University of Notre DameAssociate Editor, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning,Memory and CognitionSecretary-Treasurer, Psychonomic SocietyAssociate Editor, Memory & CognitionEditorial Board, Perception & PsychophysicsEditorial Board, Visual CognitionProgram Committee, Midwestern Psychological AssociationLocal Representative, Midwestern Psychological AssociationConsultant in Spatial Cognition, Sandia National LabsNational Science Foundation, Cross-Directorate Review Panel (CDI)1

9/28/2010200520011999-2000National Science Foundation, Cross-Directorate Review PanelNational Science Foundation, SBE Advance Grant Review PanelNational Science Foundation SBE POWRE Grant Review PanelAd hoc Reviewer, 2009Cognitive PsychologyCognitionJournal of Cognitive ScienceJournal of Cognitive NeurosciencePsychological ScienceSpatial Cognition and ComputationJournal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavioral ProcessesJournal of PragmaticsCurrent Biology (presubmission)University of Leuven research grant proposalDistinctions, Honors & Awards2008Rev. Edmund P. Joyce C.S.C Award for Excellence in UndergraduateTeaching, University of Notre Dame2005Kaneb Teaching Award, College of Arts and Letters, Notre Dame2002-2003 Kaneb Center Teaching Fellow, University of Notre Dame2001Kaneb Teaching Award, College of Arts and Letters, Notre Dame1994American Psychological Association Dissertation Award 5001987Benjamin Benner Research Award in Psychology, Dartmouth College1984Class of 1846 Latin Prize, Dartmouth CollegeProfessional MembershipsPsychonomic Society, MemberAmerican Psychological SocietyMidwestern Psychological AssociationCognitive Science Society, MemberCognitive Neuroscience Society, MemberBooks and MonographsCarlson, L. A. & van der Zee, E (Eds). (2005). Functional features in language and space:Insights from perception, categorization and development. Oxford University Press.Refereed Publications (*designates graduate student/postdoc; † designates undergraduate)Journal Articles2

9/28/2010Miller, J. E., & Carlson, L. A. (accepted pending revision; resubmitted). Selectinglandmarks in a novel environment. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review.Carlson, L. A., Hölscher, C., Shipley, T. F., & Conroy Dalton, R. (in press). Getting Lostin Buildings. Current Directions in Psychological Science.Carlson, L. A., Hoffman, J., & Newcombe, N. (2010). Introduction to the SpecialSection on Spatial Reference Frames: Examining what and how information isencoded through the integration of cognitive, behavorial, and neuroscienceapproaches. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory & Cognition,36, 573-575.Carlson, L. A. & Hill, P. L. (2008). Processing the presence, placement and properties ofa distractor during spatial language tasks. Memory & Cognition, 36, 240-255Carlson, L. A. & *Van Deman, S. (2008). Inhibition within a reference frame during theinterpretation of spatial language. Cognition, 106, 384-407.*Ashley, A. & Carlson, L. (2007). Interpreting proximity terms involves computingdistance and direction. Language and Cognitive Processes, 22,1021-1044.West, R. L., Carlson, L. A., & Cohen, A-L. (2007). What the eyes can tell us aboutprospective memory. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 64, 269-277.Carlson, L. A, Regier, T., †Lopez, B. & Corrigan, B. (2006). Attention unites form andfunction in spatial language. Spatial Cognition and Computation, 6, 295-308.Carlson, L. A. & †Kenny, R. (2006). Interpreting spatial terms involves simulatinginteractions. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 13, 682-688. [24/68; 1.76; 0]Carlson, L. A. & *Covey, E. S. (2005). How far is near? Inferring distance from spatialdescriptions. Language and Cognitive Processes, 20, 617-632.Carlson, L. A. & *van Deman, S. (2004). The space in spatial language. Journal ofMemory and Language, 51(3), 418-436.Carlson, L. A. (2003). Using spatial language. Psychology of Learning and Motivation,43, 127-161.Carlson, L. A., West, R., Taylor, H. A., & †Herndon, R. (2002). Neural correlates ofspatial term use. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception andPerformance, 28, 1391-1408.†Brockmole, J. R., Carlson, L. A., & Irwin, D. E. (2002). Inhibition of attendedprocessing during saccadic eye movements. Perception & Psychophysics, 64, 8673

9/28/2010881.Carlson, L. A. & Logan, G. D. (2001). Using spatial terms to select an object. Memory& Cognition, 29, 883-892.Regier, T. & Carlson, L. A. (2001). Grounding spatial language in perception: Anempirical and computational investigation. Journal of Experimental Psychology:General, 130, 273-298. Order of authorship is arbitrary.Carlson, L.A., Covell, E. R., & Warapius, T. (2001). Transsaccadic coding of multipleobjects and features Psychologica Belgica, 41 (Special Issue: Transsaccadic ObjectPerception), 9-28.Currie, C., McConkie, G., Carlson-Radvansky, L. A., & Irwin, D. E. (2000). The role ofthe saccade target object in the perception of a visually stable world. Perception &Psychophysics, 62, 673-683.Carlson-Radvansky, L. A., & *Tang, Z. (2000). Functional influences on orienting areference frame. Memory & Cognition, 28, 812-820.Carlson, L. A. (1999). Selecting a reference frame. Spatial Cognition and Computation,1, 365-379.Carlson-Radvansky, L. A. (1999). Memory for relational information across eyemovements. Perception & Psychophysics, 61, 919-934.Carlson-Radvansky, L. A., *Covey, E. S., & †Lattanzi, K. M. (1999). "What" effects on"where": Functional influences on spatial relations. Psychological Science, 10, 516521.Carlson-Radvansky, L. A. & *Jiang, Y. (1998). Inhibition accompanies reference frameselection. Psychological Science, 9, 386-391.Carlson-Radvansky, L. A., & Logan, G. D. (1997). The influence of reference frameselection on spatial template construction. Journal of Memory and Language, 37,411-437.Carlson-Radvansky, L. A. & Radvansky, G. A. (1996). The influence of functionalrelations on spatial term selection. Psychological Science, 7, 56-60.Irwin, D. E., & Carlson-Radvansky, L. A. (1996). Cognitive suppression during saccadiceye movements. Psychological Science, 7, 83-88.Irwin, D. E., Carlson-Radvansky, L. A., & Andrews, R. V. (1996). Informationprocessing during saccadic eye movements. Acta Psychologica, 90, 261-273.Carlson-Radvansky, L. A., & Irwin, D. E. (1995). Memory for structural information4

9/28/2010across eye movements. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory andCognition, 21, 1441-1458.Radvansky, G. A., Carlson-Radvansky, L. A., & Irwin, D. E. (1995). Uncertainty inestimating distances from memory. Memory & Cognition, 23, 596-606.Carlson-Radvansky, L. A., & Irwin, D. E. (1994). Reference frame activation duringspatial term assignment. Journal of Memory and Language, 33, 646-671.Irwin, D. E., McConkie, G. W., Carlson-Radvansky, L. A., & Currie, C. (1994). Alocalist evaluation solution for visual stability across saccades. Behavioral and BrainSciences, 17, 265-266.Carlson-Radvansky, L. & Irwin, D. E. (1993). Frames of reference in vision andlanguage: Where is above? Cognition, 46, 223-244.Carlson, L., Alejano, A. & Carr, T. (1991). The level of focal attention hypothesis in oralreading: Influence of strategies on the context specificity of lexical repetition effects.Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, 17, 924931.Journal Articles under review/revisionMickey, K., Carlson, L. A. & Freundschuh, S. Location, location, location: Environmentalconstraints on interpreting spatial terms.Schultheis, H. & Carlson, L. A. A Connectionist Model of Reference Frame Selection inSpatial Term Use.Li, X. Carlson, L. A., & Mou, W. Describing locations from perceptin and memory: Theeffect of spatial reference directions on reference object selection.Invited Book Chapters with External ReviewSchultheis, H. & Carlson, L. A. (submitted). Spatial Reasoning. To appear in the OxfordHandbook of Cognitive Psychology, D. Reisberg (Ed.). Oxford University Press.Miller, J. E., & Carlson, L. A. (in preparation). Space matters for spatial language, but sodo function and action (sometimes). To appear in Y. Coello & A. Bartolo (Eds.).Language and action in the cognitive neurosciences. Psychology Press.Carlson, L. A. (2010). Top-down and bottom-up processing. In B. Goldstein (Ed.),Encyclopedia of Perception, Sage.Carlson, L. A. Parsing space around objects (2010). In V. Evans & P. Chilton (Eds.).Language, Cognition, and Space: The state of the art and new directions. Advancesin Cognitive Linguistics Series, Equinox Publishers.5

9/28/2010Carlson, L. A. (2010). Encoding space in spatial language. Spatial Foundations ofCognition and Language (p. 157-187) (Eds, K. S. Mix, L. B. Smith & M. Graesser),Language and Space Series (General Editor, E. van der Zee), Oxford UniversityPress.Carlson, L. A. & *Hill, P. L. (2009). Formulating spatial descriptions across variousdialogue contexts (pg. 89-103). In K. Coventry, T. Tenbrink, & J. Bateman (Eds.).Spatial language and Dialogue, Language and Space Series, Oxford University Press.Carlson, L. A. Commentator on “Thinking and Talking about Space”. (2007). In J.Plumert & J. Spencer (Eds.). The emerging spatial mind, pp. 248-263. OxfordUniversity Press.Carlson, L. A. & *Hill, P. L. (2007). Experimental methods for studying language andspace. In M. Gonzalez-Marquez, I. Mittelberg, S. Coulson, & M. Spivey (Eds.)Methods in Cognitive Linguistics, pp. 250-276, Amsterdam: John Benjamins.Carlson, L. A. & Logan, G. D. (2005). Attention and spatial language. In L. Itti, G.Rees, & J. Tsotsos (Eds.). Neurobiology of attention (pp. 330-336). Academic Press.Carlson, L. A & †Kenny, R. (2005). Constraints on Spatial Language Comprehension. InD. Pecher & R. A. Zwaan (Eds), The Grounding of Cognition: The role of perceptionand action in memory, language and thinking (pp. 35-64). Cambridge UniversityPress.Carlson, L. A., Regier, T., & *Covey, E. S. (2003). Defining spatial relations:Reconciling axis and vector representations. In E. van der Zee & J. Slack (Eds.).Representing direction in language and space (pp. 111-131). Oxford UniversityPress.Carlson, L. A. (2000). Object use and object location: The effect of function on spatialrelations. In E. van der Zee & U. Nikanne (Eds.) Cognitive interfaces: Constraintson linking cognitive information (pp 94-115). Oxford: Oxford University Press.Carr, T.H., Dagenbach, D., Van Wieren, D. L., Carlson-Radvansky, L. A., Alejano, A., &Brown, J. (1994). Acquiring general knowledge from specific episodes ofexperience. In C. Umilta & M. Moscovitch (Eds.) Attention and Performance XV:Conscious and nonconscious information processing (p. 697-724): Cambridge: MITPress.Unrefereed Publications (*designates graduate students/postdoc; † designates undergraduate)Carlson, L. A. (2004). On Applying the Science of Psychology to Life: A ResearchMethods Primer. In G. Howard (Ed.). For the love of teaching. Academic6

9/28/2010Publications, Notre Dame, IN.Carlson, L. A. and Covell, E. R. (2004). Defining functional features for spatiallanguage. In L. Carlson & E. van der Zee (Eds.). Functional features in languageand space: Insights from perception, categorization and development. OxfordUniversity Press.Regier, T., Carlson, L. A., & Corrigan, B. (2004). Attention in spatial language: Bridginggeometry and function. In L. Carlson & E. van der Zee (Eds.). Functional featuresin language and space: Insights from perception, categorization and development.Oxford University Press.Regier, T. & Carlson, L. A. (2002). Spatial language: Perceptual constraints andlinguistic variation. In N. Stein, P. Bauer, and M. Rabinowitz (Eds.), Representation,Memory, and Development: Essays in Honor of Jean Mandler (199-222), LawrenceErlbaum, Mahwah, NJ.Other PublicationsCarlson, L. A. (2004). On the “whats” and “hows” of “where” Review of K. Coventry& P. Olivier (Eds.). Spatial Language: Cognitive and computational perspectivesDordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2002. Contemporary Psychology, 49, 482485.Carlson-Radvansky, L. A. (1997). Room to talk: The language/space interface. Reviewof P. Bloom, M. A. Peterson, L. Nadel, and M. Garrett (Eds.), Language and spaceCambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1996. Contemporary Psychology, 42, 1116.Carlson, L., McCandliss, B., Alejano, A. & Carr, T. H. (1990). Does attention control thecontext specificity of repetition benefits in oral reading? Bulletin of the PsychonomicSociety, 28, 488-488.Manuscripts with invited resubmissionsLi, X. Carlson, L. A., & Mou, W. Describing locations from perceptin and memory: Theeffect of spatial reference directions on reference object selection. Journal ofMemory and LanguageMiller, J.E., Carlson, L. A, & Hill, P. L. Selecting a reference object. Journal ofExperimental Psychology: Learning, Memory & Cognition.Manuscripts under revision:7

9/28/2010Mickey, K., Carlson, L. A. & Freundschuh, S. Location, location, location:Environmental constraints on interpreting spatial terms.Schultheis, H. & Carlson, L. A. A Connectionist Model of Reference Frame Selection inSpatial Term Use.Invited Lectures and AddressesCarlson, L. A. (2010). Getting lost in buildings. Presentation at the Building Complexity, SpatialCognitoin and Individual Differences Panel for the School of the Built and NaturalEnvironment and the Cognition and Communication Research Center in the School ofPsychology and Sport Science, Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK, September, 2010.Carlson, L. A. (2010). Encoding the locations of objects during navigation. Invited talk,University of Freiburg, Germany, April, 2010.Carlson, L. A. (2010). Deciding to be Green, Hesburgh Lecture, Alvernia University, April, 2010.Carlson, L. A. (2010). Deciding to be Green, Hesburgh Lecture, Stockton College of New Jersey,April, 2010.Carlson, L. A. (2009). Selecting reference objects for spatial descriptions Invited speaker,Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, May, 2009.Carlson, L. A. (2009), Space matters for spatial language, but so do function and action(sometimes) University of Bremen, Germany, March, 2009.Carlson, L. A. (2009). Space matters for spatial language, but so do function and action(sometimes). Invited speaker at ESF-CNCC Workshop “Motor representations andlanguage and space”, Lille, France, Jan 27th-30, 2009.Carlson, L. A. (2009). On the whats and hows of where: The role of salience in spatialdescriptions Invited Speaker, University of Chicago, Cognitive Brown Bag, December,2009.Carlson, L. A. (2008). On the whats and hows of where: The role of salience in spatialdescriptions, Keynote Speaker, Spatial Cognition 2008, Freiburg, Germany, September,2008.Carlson, L.A. (2008). How prior experience constrains current spatial descriptions Invitedspeaker at “Spatial Language in Context” workshop, Spatial Cognition, 2008, Freiburg,Germany, September.Carlson, L. A. (2008). Representations and Processes in Spatial Language Invited anchorspeaker,Conference on Language and Perception, sponsored by P-N-P program,Department of Philosophy, Washington University, St. Louis, Feb 29-Mar 2, 2008.Carlson, L. A. (2007). On the “whats” and “hows” of “where”. Main speaker at the Spatial8

9/28/2010Language Symposium at the Endo-Neuro-Psycho (ENP) meeting, Doorwerth,Netherlands, June, 2007.Carlson, L. A. (2007). Parameters of a reference frame. Max Planck Institute forPsycholinguistics, Nijmegen, Netherlands, June, 2007.Carlson, L. A. (2007). On the “whats” and “hows” of “where”. Naval Research Labs,April, 2007.Carlson, L. A. (2005). Using spatial language. Department of Psychology, Iowa StateUniversity.Carlson, L. A. & Hill, P. L. (2005). Formulating spatial descriptions across various dialogcontexts. Workshop on Spatial Language and Dialog, Delmenhurst, Germany.Carlson, L. A. (2004). On the “whats” and “hows” of “where”: Using spatial language.Invited talk given at the University of Plymouth, Plymouth, United Kingdom, December.Carlson, L. A. (2004). On the “whats” and “hows” of “where”: Using spatial language.Invited talk given at Michigan State University, September.Carlson, L. A. (2003). The space in spatial language. Spatial Foundations of Cognitionand Language conference, University of Indiana, Bloomington, IN, Oct. 12-14th.Carlson, L. A. & Klatt, S. R. (2002). Spatial terms convey distance. The 3rd Languageand Space Workshop: Granularity in Language and Space, Bielefeld, Germany, July8-9th.Carlson, L.A., Covell, E. & Warapius, T. (2001). Selecting the target of a saccade. Inthe Visual Memory Symposium at the Third International Conference on Memory,Valencia, Spain.Carlson, L. A., Regier, T., & Covey, E. S. (2000). Defining spatial relations:Reconciling axis and vector representations. Workshop on Axes and Vectors inLanguage and Space, Lincoln, UK.Carlson, L. A. (2001). Using spatial language. Cognitive Colloquium Series, Universityof Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.Carlson, L. A. (2001). Using spatial language. Department of Psychology ColloquiumSeries, University of Georgia.Carlson, L. A. (2000). Representing information in transsaccadic memory. In thesymposium on Transsaccadic Object Recognition at the 27th Annual Meeting of theInternational Congress of Psychology, Stockholm, Sweden.Carlson, L. A. (2000). Cognitive psychology. Psi Chi Panel Discussion on Alternativesto Ph.D. Clinical and Counseling Programs at the 72nd Annual Meeting of the9

9/28/2010Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.Carlson-Radvansky, L. A. (1999). Grounding spatial language in perception. NSFSpatial Intelligence Workshop, University of Chicago, October.Carlson-Radvansky, L. A. (1999). Functional influences on selecting a reference frame.In symposium "Reference axes in language and space" at the 21st Annual Meeting ofthe Cognitive Science Society, Vancouver, BC.Carlson-Radvansky, L. A. (1999). Selecting a reference frame. Workshop on Systems ofreference for spatial knowledge. Hamburg, Germany.Carlson-Radvansky, L. A. (1999). Attention and vector-sum coding in spatial language.In symposium "Spatial Attention and the Visual World" at the 71st Annual Meetingof the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.Carlson-Radvansky, L. A. (1998). The online selection of a reference frame. Annualmeeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.Conference presentations (*designates graduate students/postdoc; † designates undergraduate)Carlson, L. A., Shipley, T., Li, X. & Hölscher, C. (2010). Why some people get lost in buildings.Paper presented at the unusual bodies and uncommon behaviors workshop at SpatialCognition Conference, August, 2010, Portland, OR.Schultheis, H. & Carlson, L. A. (2010) "Towards a Comprehensive Computational Model ofSpatial Term Use" Poster presented at Spatial Cognition Conference, August, 2010, Portland,OR.Li, X., Carlson, L. A., & Mou, W. (2010). Describing spatial locations from perception andmemory: The effect of spatial reference directions on reference object selection" Poste