Patricia Costello

Ph.D. 2003

Thesis Title:

Spatiotemporal Properties of the Visual System and the Effect of Attention: fMRI and Psychophysical Studies

Current Position:

Professor and Program Director, Department of Psychology, Walden University

Major Advisor(s):

Sheng He, Ph.D.

Selected Publications:

  • Costello, P., Schumacher, J., Stankiewicz, B., Van Derlofske, J., Sanford, Q., Lamb, D., and Serres, A. Effect of luminous viewing angle on apparent brightness of liquid crystal displays. Under review at Journal of the Optical Society of America A. March 2012.
  • Linzie, B., Anderson, A., Brooks, B., Casner, G., Balk, S., Costello, P., & Gardner, T. Comparative Effects of Wet Testing on Pedestrian Retroreflective Materials in Test Methods and Psychophysical Human Perception. Under Review at Accident Analysis and Prevention, July 2012.
  • Costello, P., Baartman, B., McGlennen, K., He, S. & Jiang, Y. (2009). Semantic and Subword Priming during Binocular Suppression. Consciousness and Cognition, 18, 375 – 382.
  • Jiang, Y., Costello, P., & He, S. (2007). Processing of invisible stimuli: Faster for upright faces and recognizable words to overcome interocular suppression. Psychological Science, 18(4) 349 – 357.
  • Jiang, Y., Costello, P., Fang, F., Huang, M. & He, S. (2006). A gender and sexual orientation-dependent spatial attentional effect of invisible images. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 103 (45), 17048 – 17052.
    Costello, P. (2005). “Discovering Biological Psychology Study Guide” Houghton Mifflin.
  • Richter, H., Costello, P., Sponheim, S., Lee, J., & Pardo, J. (2004). Functional neuroanatomy of the human near/far response to blur cues:  eye-lens accommodation/vergence to point targets varying in depth. European Journal of Neuroscience, 20 (10): 2722-2724.
  • Stephan, E., Pardo, J., Faris, P., Hartman, B., Kim, K., Ivanov, E., Daughters, R., Costello, P., & Goodale, R., (2003). Functional neuroimaging of gastric distention. Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, 7(6):740-749.
  • Pardo, J, Sponheim, S., Costello, P., Lee, J., Han, Y, and Richter, H. (1999).  Functional neuroanatomy of the human near/far response to blur cues:  Fixation to point targets at different viewing distances.  In Franzen, P., Stark, L, and Richter, H.  (Eds.), Accommodation Vergence Mechanisms in the Visual System. Berlin, Birkhauser Verlag.
  • Pardo, J., Wood, T., Costello, P., Pardo, P. & Lee, J. (1997).  PET study of the localization and laterality of lingual somatosensory processing in humans. Neuroscience Letters, 234, 23-26
Patricia Costello