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Taylor Hayes is a project scientist at the Center for Mind and Brain at the University of California, Davis. His research seeks to understand how the brain processes complex, real-world scenes. He uses a combination of eye tracking, computational modeling, and machine learning to study the roles of scene semantics, image features, viewing task, and individual differences during active scene viewing.

  • VSS NEI Postdoctoral Travel Grant Recipient, 2019
  • Psychonomic Society Clifford T. Morgan Award, 2016
  • James Mosher Klein Award, 2013
  • Presidential fellowship, 2013


  • Attention
  • Scene Perception
  • Eye Movements
  • Pupillometry
  • Computer Vision
  • Deep Learning


  • PhD Cognitive Psychology, 2014

    The Ohio State University

  • MA Cognitive Psychology, 2011

    The Ohio State University

  • BA Philosophy, 2006

    The Ohio State University


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