Thomas Sanocki

Thomas Sanocki



Office: PCD 4127
Phone: 813/974-0498



Perception, attention, humane design, statistics


Highlights: Meaningful vision and attention in scenes, humane design. We study vision and attention at basic and applied levels. Our basic research documents and explores deep perception as it occurs in everyday scenes, showing that it can be rich, nuanced, and individually unique (see latest). At the same time, perception is often guided by "sets." Our applied research explores designs that benefit humanity, part of a new movement termed "humane design" -- the idea that technology should serve humanity and encourage mental health!


CNS (Cognition)


Sanocki, T. Nguyen, S. Shultz & J. Defant (2023). Novel scene understanding, from gist to elaboration, Visual Cognition, 31:3, 188-215, DOI: 10.1080/13506285.2023.2221047

Sanocki, T., & Lee, J.H. (2022). Attention-setting and Human Mental Function. J. of Imaging, Special Issue, Human Attention and Visual Cognition, 8, 159-177.

Sanocki, T., Islam, M., Doyon, J., & Chanyoung, L. (2015). Rapid scene perception with tragic consequences: Observers miss vulnerable road users, especially in crowded traffic scenes. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 77 (4), 1252-62. doi: 10.3758/s13414-015-0850-4.

Sanocki, T., & Sulman, N. (2013). Complex, dynamic scene perception: Effects of attentional set on perceiving single and multiple event types. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 39(2), 381-398. doi: 10.1037/a0030718.

Sanocki, T. (2013). Facilitatory priming of scene layout depends on prior experience with the scene. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 20(2), 274-281. doi: 10.3758/s13423-012-0332-9.

Sanocki, T., & Dyson, M.C. (2012). Letter processing and font information during reading: Beyond distinctiveness, where vision meets design. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 74, 132-145.

Sanocki, T., & Sulman, N. (2011). Color relations increase the capacity of visual short term memory. Perception, 40, 635-648.