Prof. Joy J. Geng, Ph.D.

Previous Visiting Fellow

UC Davis


Joy J. Geng is Professor of Psychology at the Center for Mind and Brain at UC Davis. She holds a Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Cognitive Neuroscience at University College London. She is a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science and the Psychonomic Society.

Geng’s research engages with core issues in human attentional control, and in particular the study of how knowledge, learning, and goals shape information seeking and selection and distractor ignoring. In conjunction with her students and collaborators, her research employs the use of eye-tracking, psychophysics, fMRI, EEG, and VR.

She is a Visiting Fellow in July 2022 in the context of the CAS Research Group „Handling Visual Distraction" led by Prof. Dr. Hermann Müller.