Skill acquisition and motor learning
Human-computer interaction (HCI)
Driving simulation and driver behavior
Cognitive neuroscience (fMRI)
Cognition and Action in Real & Virtual Environments (CARVE) Lab
Bell, J.D., & Macuga, K.L. (2022). Are tools truly incorporated as an extension of the body representation?: Assessing the evidence for tool embodiment. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. Advance online publication.
Mohammed, H.A., Hurwitz, D.S., & Macuga, K.L. (2020). Drivers' visual attention during the onset of the circular yellow indication at high-speed signalized intersections. Traffic Injury Prevention, 21, 259-264.
Abadi, M.G., Hurwitz, D.S., & Macuga, K.L. (2019). Towards safer bicyclist responses to the presence of a truck near an urban loading zone: Analysis of bicyclist perceived level of comfort. Journal of Safety Research, 71, 181-190.
Bell, J.D., & Macuga, K.L. (2019). Goal directed aiming under restricted viewing conditions with confirmatory sensory feedback. Human Movement Science, 67, 102515.
Macuga, K.L., Beall, A.C., Smith, R.S., & Loomis, J.L. (2019). Visual control of steering in curve driving. Journal of Vision, 19(5):1, 1-12.
Macuga, K.L. (2019). Multisensory influences on driver steering during curve navigation. Human Factors, 61, 337-347.
LaFortune, J., & Macuga, K.L. (2018). Learning movements from a virtual instructor: Effects of spatial orientation, immersion, and expertise. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 24, 521-533.
Macuga, K.L. (2018). Sensorimotor adaptation when steering with altered vehicle dynamics. Transportation Research Part F: Psychology and Behaviour, 59, 115-123.
Islam, M.R., Hurwitz, D.S., Macuga, K.L. (2016). Improved driver responses at intersections with red signal countdown timers. Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, 63, 207-221.
Macuga, K.L., & Frey, S.H. (2014). Differential contributions of the superior and inferior parietal cortex to feedback versus feedforward control of tools. NeuroImage, 92, 36-45.
Macuga, K.L., Papailiou, A.P., & Frey, S.H. (2012). Motor imagery of tool use: Relationship to actual use and adherence to Fitts’ law across tasks. Experimental Brain Research, 218, 169-179.
Macuga, K.L., & Frey, S.H. (2012). Neural representations involved in observed, imagined, and imitated actions are dissociable and hierarchically organized. NeuroImage, 59, 2798-2807.
Macuga, K.L., & Frey, S.H. (2011). Selective responses in right inferior frontal and supramarginal gyri differentiate between observed movements of oneself vs. another. Neuropsychologia, 49, 1202-1207.
Macuga, K.L., Beall, A.C., Kelly, J.W., Smith, R.S., & Loomis, J.M. (2007). Changing lanes: Inertial cues and explicit path information facilitate steering performance when visual feedback is removed. Experimental Brain Research, 178(2), 141-150.
Macuga, K.L., Loomis, J.M., Beall, A.C., & Kelly, J.W. (2006). Perception of heading without retinal optic flow. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 68(5), 872-878.
Loomis, J.M., Beall, A.C., Macuga, K.L., Kelly, J.W., & Smith, R.S. (2006). Visual control of action without retinal optic flow. Psychological Science, 17, 214-221.
Salvucci, D.D., & Macuga, K.L. (2002). Predicting the effects of cellular-phone dialing on driver performance. Cognitive Systems Research, 3, 95-102.
Dr. Macuga is accepting PhD students, honors students, and undergraduate research assistants.
Please click [https://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/webform/carve-lab/positions-join-us] to fill out research assistant application.
Successful applicants who are majoring in psychology typically have completed stats and methods courses. Successful applicants majoring in computer science, engineering, or related fields typically have completed programming and/or 3D modeling coursework. Students should have interests in cognitive and/or perceptual psychology and need to be able to come to Corvallis to complete some of the lab-related tasks (though partial remote work options are available).