Education

University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

October 2016-present

Experimental Psychology DPhil Program

Brain & Cognition Laboratory, Supervised by Kia Nobre

  

Goethe Universität, Frankfurt Am. Main, Germany

October 2014-October 2016

Masters of Interdisciplinary Neuroscience

Thesis: Anchoring predictions in scenes: Behavioral and electrophysiological evidence revealing the role of "anchor" objects in scenes

 

University of Delaware, Newark, De, USA

May 2012

Psychology Bachelor of Science Degree with Distinction Statistics Bachelor of Science
Minor: Mathematics 

Thesis: A study of the event related brain potential (ERP) component associated with the phenomenon of Emotional Induced Blindness (EIB)

 

Experience

Research Assistant: Melissa Vo’s Scene Grammar Lab, Goethe Universität, Frankfurt Am. Main
Winter 2014-Present 

 

Research Assistant: Jeremy Wolfe’s Visual Attention Lab, Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, Ma, USA 

Spring 2012 - Spring 2014

 

Undergraduate Research Assistant: Dr. Hoffman’s Visual Cognition Lab, University of Delaware, Newark, DE

Spring 2010-Spring 2012

Bachelor thesis: Understanding the neural correlates of emotion induced blindness using EEG.

 

Presentations

 

Boettcher, S.E.P., Dienhart, E. & Võ, M.L.-H. (2017)  "Anchoring spatial predicitons: Evidence for the critical role of anchor objects for visual search in scenes." Poster presented at Vision Sciences Society Annual Meeting: St. Pete Beach Florida 

 

Boettcher, S.E.P. & Võ, M.L.-H. (2016) “Anchoring predictions in scenes: Electrophysiological and behavioral evidence for a hierarchical structure in scenes.” Poster presented at European Conference on Visual Perception: Barcelona, Spain.

 

Boettcher, S.E.P. & Võ, M.L.-H. (2016) “Anchoring predictions in scenes: Electrophysiological evidence for a hierarchical structure in scenes.” Poster presented at Vision Sciences Society Annual Meeting: St. Pete Beach Florida.

 

Boettcher, S.E.P., Võ, M.L.-H. (2015). "Worth a look: The effect of irrelevant reward stimuli on eye movements". Poster Presented at European Conference on Eye Movements: Vienna, Austria.

 

Boettcher, S.E.P., Wolfe, J.M. (2014). "Searching for the right word: Hybrid visual and memory search for words". Poster Presented at Vision Sciences Society Annual Meeting: St. Pete Beach, Florida.

 

Boettcher, S.E.P., Drew, T., Wolfe, J.M., (2013) “Hybrid Search in context: How to search for vegetables in the produces section and cereal in the cereal aisle.” Talk presented at OPAM Conference: Toronto, Ontario.

 

Drew, T., Boettcher, S.E.P., Wolfe, J.M. (2013) “Hybrid visual and memory search remains efficient when visual working memory is full. Talk presented at Psychonomics Conference: Toronto, Ontario.

 

Wolfe, J.M., Drew, T., Boettcher, S.E.P. (2013) “Hybrid visual and memory search: Just how ridiculously flexible and talented are you anyway?” Talk presented at Psychonomics Conference: Toronto, Ontario.

 

Boettcher, S.E.P., Drew, T., Sherman, A., Wolfe, J.M. (2013). “Hybrid search meets the Attentional Blink: How does searching through memory influence blink magnitude?” Poster Presented at Vision Sciences Society Annual Meeting: Naples, Fl.

 

Most, S. B., Boettcher, S.E.P., Hoffman, J.E. (2013). “The Role of Feature Salience in Emotion-induced Blindness” Poster Presented at Vision Sciences Society Annual Meeting: Naples, Fl.

 

Horowitz, T.S., Semmelmanm, K., Boettcher, S.E.P., Wolfe, J.M., “Visual foraging: Quitting behavior when searching aerial maps follows the Marginal Value Theorem” Talk presented at Vision Science Society Annual Meeting: Naples, Fl.

 

Awards

Sigma Xi Undergraduate Thesis Award (2012)

Object Perception and Memory Travel Award (2013)

 

Research Funding and Scholarships

The Medical Science Graduate Scholarship

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Study Scholarship

University of Delaware Undergraduate Research Program Supply & Expense Grant