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Benjamin McDunn

Clinical Associate Professor


Student Health Center 214

Benjamin McDunn teaches experimental psychology courses at the University of Idaho. His specialization is in cognitive psychology, specifically visual perception and memory.

  • Ph.D., Psychology, University of Georgia, 2017
  • M.S., Psychology, University of Georgia, 2013
  • B.S., Psychology, Clemson University, 2009

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Benjamin McDunn received his M.S. and Ph.D. in psychology from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences program at the University of Georgia. Prior to graduate school, he received his B.S. in Psychology from Clemson University. His previous research has explored how the boundary extension effect (a visual scene memory error) is affected by top-down semantic knowledge, low-level perceptual cues, encoding conditions, and attention. More recently, he has conducted studies examining how the perceptual organization of visual features influences working memory performance.

  • Chen, S. & McDunn, B. A. (2022). Metacognition: History, measurement, and the role in early childhood education and development. Learning and Motivation, 78, 101786.
  • McDunn, B. A., Brown, J. M., & Plummer, R. W. (2020). The influence of object structure on visual short-term memory for multipart objects. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 1-19.
  • McDunn, B. A., Brown, J. M., Hale, R. G., & Siddiqui, A. P. (2016). Disentangling boundary extension and normalization of view memory for scenes. Visual Cognition, 24, 356-368.
  • Hale, R. G., Brown, J. M., & McDunn, B. A. (2016). Increasing task demand by obstructing object recognition increases boundary extension. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 23, 1497-1503.
  • Hale, R. G., Brown, J. M., McDunn, B. A., & Siddiqui, A. P. (2014). An influence of extremal edges on boundary extension. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 22, 961-966.
  • McDunn, B. A., Siddiqui, A. P., & Brown, J. M. (2014). Seeking the boundary of boundary extension. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 21, 370-375.

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