Schae Matthews

I am investigating the effects of physical fatigue on spatial attention. Past research has shown that mental fatigue results in a rightward shift in spatial attention. Thus, we have hypothesised that physically induced fatigue will produce the same rightward shift in spatial attention, and therefore one will neglect their left field of attention. My research will also test whether physical fatigue, due to excessive exercise, causes a narrowing of attention, or a “tunnel vision” in participants.
Supervisors: Dr Tobias Loetscher and A/Prof Gaynor Parfitt (School of Health Sciences)