Blaire Weidler


Assistant Professor


Contact Info

LA 2143
Tuesdays 1:00pm-3:00pm or by


Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Davidson College

M. A. & Ph.D in Cognitive Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis

Areas of Expertise

Visual Attention
Cognitive Control
Interaction of Action and Perception


Dr. Weidler studies visual attention – or the cognitive operations involved in selecting what to focus on in scenes such as those that we encounter daily (e.g., traffic intersections, kitchens). She is specifically interested in how the way in which individuals interacted with the environment in the past influences where they choose to allocate attention in the future.  She is also interested in applying her understanding of cognition to real-world problems (e.g., finding cognitive solutions to reduce errors during baggage screening).

Selected Publications

Weidler, B. J., Dey, A., & Bugg, J. M. (2018). Attentional control transfers beyond the reference frame. Psychological Research, 1-14.
Weidler, B. J., & Abrams, R. A. (2018). Simple actions activate semantic associations. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 1-7.
Weidler, B. J., Suh, J., & Abrams, R. A. (2018). Action history influences eye movements. Visual Cognition, 1-14.