Taylor R. Hayes

Taylor R. Hayes

Project Scientist

Center for Mind and Brain

I study how the brain processes the visual world.

Taylor R. Hayes is a project scientist at the Center for Mind and Brain at the University of California, Davis. He studies how humans use attention to process and understand complex, real-world scenes. In his research he combines eye tracking and behavioral data with computational approaches to study the roles of scene semantics, image features, viewing task, and individual differences during active scene viewing.

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Interests
  • Attention
  • Scene Perception
  • Eye Movements
  • Pupillometry
  • Deep Learning
Education
  • PhD Cognitive Psychology, 2015

    The Ohio State University

  • MA Cognitive Psychology, 2011

    The Ohio State University

  • BA Philosophy, 2006

    The Ohio State University

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(2022). Look at what I can do: Object affordances guide visual attention while speakers describe potential actions. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics.

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(2022). Searching for meaning: Local scene semantics guide attention during natural visual search in scenes. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology.

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(2022). Meaning maps detect the removal of local semantic scene content but deep saliency models do not. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics.

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(2021). Meaning and expected surfaces combine to guide attention during visual search in scenes. Journal of Vision.

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(2021). Linking patterns of infant eye movements to a neural network model of the ventral stream using representational similarity analysis. Developmental Science.

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