College of Natural Sciences Colorado State University Department of Psychology

Lucy J. Troup

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Assistant Professor
Cognitive Neuroscience

Phone: (970) 491-6820
Office Location: 237 BHSCI
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PhD: University of Plymouth, August 1995. Plymouth, UK.
Area of Specialization: Top-Down/Bottom-Up models of visual perception, Event Related Potentials, Face perception, Neurophysiology of the visual system & Biomimetics.
Teaching Courses: Sensation and Perception, Physiological Psychology, Research Methods, Psychology of Learning
Office Hours:
Monday- | Tuesday- | Wednesday- | Thursday- | Friday- | By Appointment- X


Troup Lab: The Troup lab investigates how the brain processes information, particularly how low-level perceptual representation is linked to high-level conscious perception. Research methods are centered around the use of Event-Related Potentials (ERP) to investigate the underlying mechanisms of cognition in the brain. Focus areas include unconscious and conscious processing of visual information, face perception, visual and perceptual binding, emotion and perception, and more recently the biological basis for addiction. Primary research activities include change blindness, face perception, emotion, neural correlates of consciousness, perceptual binding, EEG methods, and computational and human vision. Secondary research in other areas include evolutionary psychology, sleep and dreaming, computer vision and human computer interaction. The Troup lab utilizes a Compumedics 64-channel Neuroscan system with Quik-Caps and STIMē delivery software in a state of the art lab with purpose-built shielded rooms for EEG experimentation. We also have access to Biopac for Galvanic Skin Response (GSR) and Heart Rate measurement, as well as access to two teaching EEG systems (Geodesics Inc. 128-channel EEG system and second Neuroscan system) specifically for use in undergraduate research.
Location: Behavioral Sciences Building

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