Chris Olivers

  • PhD
  • Associate Professor
  • VU University
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perception attention working memory

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About

Chris was born in the south east of the Netherlands. He studied psychology in Nijmegen, and completed his PhD in Birmingham (UK). He teaches at the VU University Amsterdam and conducts research on visual attention. He lives with wife and children in Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Publications

Different states in visual working memory: when it guides attention and when it does not.

Olivers C, Peters J, Houtkamp R, Roelfsema P

Trends in Cognitive Sciences (2011)

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Long-term visual associations affect attentional guidance.

Olivers C

Acta psychologica (2011)

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Looking, language, and memory: Bridging research from the visual world and visual search paradigms

Huettig F, Olivers C, Hartsuiker R

Acta Psychologica (2011)

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Visual search and visual world: Interactions among visual attention, language, and working memory (introduction to the special issue).

Hartsuiker R, Huettig F, Olivers C

Acta psychologica (2011)

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Abrupt onsets capture attention independent of top-down control settings II : Additivity is no evidence for filtering

Schreij D, Theeuwes J, Olivers C

Attention, Perception & Psychophysics (2010)

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Professional experience

Associate Professor

VU University

May 2008 - Present

Assistant Professor

VU University

May 2002 - May 2008 (6 years)

Visiting lecturer

Uganda Christian University Bishop Barham University College

September 2001 - March 2002 (6 months)

Research Associate (Postdoc)

University of Birmingham

May 2001 - September 2001 (4 months)

Research Assistant (while doing PhD)

University of Birmingham

January 1998 - April 2001 (3 years 3 months)

Research Trainee

Radboud University Nijmegen Department of Molecular Plant Physiology

August 1996 - December 1997 (1 year 4 months)

Education history

University of Birmingham

PhD

January 1998 - April 2001 (3 years 3 months)

Radboud University Nijmegen Department of Molecular Plant Physiology

MSc

September 1992 - August 1996 (3 years 11 months)