Dr. Chris Robinson

Dr. Chris Robinson

Dr. Chris Robinson

Assistant Professor, Newark Campus



1179 University Dr
Newark, OH

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From learning a language to riding a bike, most of our experiences are multisensory in nature. The fact that the brain can integrate information from different sensory modalities (hearing, vision, etc.) into a coherent and unitary experience is truly amazing given that each sensory modality simultaneously receives qualitatively different types of input (e.g., photons, molecules, pressure, etc.) and this information is processed, at least in the early stages of processing, by dedicated sensory systems. My program of research examines how infants, children, young adults, and older adults process and integrate multisensory information and how this ability sub-serves various cognitive tasks such as statistical learning, categorization, word learning, and individuation.

Recent Publications:

Robinson, C. W., Hawthorn, A. M., & Rahman, A. N. (in press). Developmental differences in filtering auditory and visual distractors during visual selective attention. Frontiers in Psychology.

Robinson, C. W., & Sloutsky, V. M. (2019). Two mechanisms underlying auditory dominance: Overshadowing and response competition. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 178, 317-340.

Robinson, C. W., Moore, R. L., & Crook, T. A. (2018). Bimodal presentation speeds up auditory processing and slows down visual processing. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 1-10.

Barnhart, W. R., Rivera, S., & Robinson, C. W. (2018). Different patterns of modality dominance across development. Acta Psychologica, 182, 154-165.

Barnhart, W. R., & Rivera, S., & Robinson, C. W. (2018). Effects of linguistic labels on visual attention in children and young adults. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 1 – 11.

Parker., J. L., & Robinson, C. W. (2018). Changes in multisensory integration across the lifespan. Psychology and Aging, 33(3) 545-558.

Dunifon, C., Rivera, S., & Robinson, C.W. (2016). Auditory stimuli automatically grab attention: Evidence from eye tracking and attentional manipulations. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 42, 1947-1958.

Robinson, C.W., Chandra, M., & Sinnett, S. (2016). Existence of competing modality dominances. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 78, 1104-1114.



Personal Website: http://u.osu.edu/robinson/

Lab Website: http://u.osu.edu/madlab/