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Queen's University

Daryl Wilson


Assistant Professor

B.Sc., University of Waterloo, 1995
M.A., Wilfrid Laurier University, 1997
Ph.D., University of Toronto, 2003



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T: 613.533.2611


347 Humphrey Hall

Psychology Department

Queen's University
Kingston, ON K7L 3N6


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Research Interests

To function successfully, we need to be able to select the perceptual information relevant to current task goals, and the responses appropriate given the current task goals. I am interested in the attentional control processes that we use to flexibly control our perceptions, memories, and actions in our attempt to successfully complete tasks. Using a combination of behavioural studies and functional magnetic resonance imaging studies, I examine limitations in attentional control, how attentional control processes shape the world that we perceive, and the cortical mechanisms that underlie attentional control.

Selected Publications

 Yang, L., Hasher, L., & Wilson, D. E. (in press). Synchrony effects in automatic and controlled retrieval. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review.

Wilson, D. E., Castel, A. D., & Pratt, J. (in press). Long-term inhibition of return for spatial locations: Evidence for a memory retrieval account. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology.

Horton, K. D., Wilson, D. E., Vonk, J., Kirby, S. L., & Nielsen, T. (2005). Measuring automatic retrieval: A comparison of implicit memory, process dissociation, and speeded response procedures. Acta Psychologica, 119, 235-263.

MacLeod, C. M., Dodd, M. D., Sheard, E. D., Wilson, D. E., & Bibi, U. (2003). In opposition to inhibition. B. H. Ross (Ed.), The Psychology of Learning and Motivation, Vol. 43, 163-206.

Wilson, D. E., & Horton, K. D. (2002). Comparing techniques for estimating automatic retrieval: Effects of retention interval. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 9, 566-574.

Horton, K. D., Wilson, D. E., & Evans, M. (2001). October 1, 2007 of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, 27, 958-966.

Servos, P., Lederman, S., Wilson, D. E. , & Gati, J. (2001). fMRI-derived cortical maps for shape, texture, and hardness. Cognitive Brain Research, 12, 307-313.

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Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000