Chris Oriet

Professor; Associate Dean, Planning and Programs, Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
Ph.D (Waterloo)

Office: AH 350.3
Phone: 306-585-4193

Research interests

  • Attentional limitations in human information processing
  • Effects of attention and experience on perception

Representative Projects

  • Statistical summary representation
  • Attention capture.
  • Methodological considerations in tests of eyewitness memory.

Recent Funding 

  • Movember Foundation Social Innovator’s Challenge Development Grant (with P. Sevigny and L. Loutzenhiser; 2016 – 2017): Dads Matter
  • NSERC Discovery Grant (2011 - 2016): Applications of Statistical Summary Representations
  • NSERC Discovery Grant (2006 - 2011): Task-set Modulation of Perceptual Representation
  • CFI Leader's Opportunity Fund (with K. Arbuthnott and D. Hepting): Proposal for Development of  the Regina Integrated Cogntive Experimentation (RICE) Lab

Representative Publications (*Denotes student contributors)

Oriet, C., Giesinger, C.*, & Stewart, K.* (2020). Can change detection succeed when localization fails? Journal of Experimental and Applied Psychology: Human Perception and Performance.   

Oriet, C., & Fitzgerald, R. F. (2018). The single lineup paradigm: A new way to manipulate target presence in eyewitness identification experiments. Law and Human Behavior, 42, 1 – 12.

Oriet, C., Pandey, M., & Kawahara, J.-I. (2017). Attention capture without awareness in a non-spatial selection task. Consciousness and Cognition, 48, 117 – 128.

Oriet, C., & *Hozempa, K. (2016). Incidental statistical summary representation over time. Journal of Vision, 16, 3. doi: 10.1167/16.3.3

*Fitzgerald, R. J., Oriet, C., & Price, H. L. (2015). Suspect-filler similarity in eyewitness lineups: A literature review, a novel manipulation, and a policy discussion. Law and Human Behavior, 39, 62 – 74.

Carleton, R. N., *Teale Sapach, M. J. N., Oriet, C., *Duranceau, S., Lix, L. M., *Thibodeau, M. A., *Horswill, S. C., *Ubbens, J. R., & Asmundson, G. J. G. (2015).  A randomized controlled trial of attention modification for social anxiety disorder. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 33, 35 – 44.

*Fitzgerald, R. J., Oriet, C., & Price, H. L. (2014). Change blindness and eyewitness identification: Effects on accuracy and confidence. Legal and Criminological Psychology, 21, 189-201. DOI: 10.1111/lcrp.12044.

*Brand, J., Oriet, C., Johnson, A.P., & Wolfe, J. (2014). Flexible cue combination in the guidance of attention in visual search. Acta Psychologica, 153, 129 – 138. 

*Fitzgerald, R. J., Price, H.L., & Oriet, C. (2013). Intentionally forgetting other-race faces: Costs and benefits? Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 19, 130 – 142. 

Oriet, C. & *Brand, J. (2013). Size averaging of irrelevant stimuli cannot be prevented. Vision Research, 79, 8 – 16. 

*Fitzgerald, R. J., Price, H. L., Oriet, C., & Charman, S. D. (2013). The effect of suspect-filler similarity on eyewitness identification decisions: A meta-analysis. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 19, 151 – 164. 

*Hatin, B. D., Sykes Tottenham, L., & Oriet, C.  (2012).  The relationship between pseudoneglect and collisions: Is it right?  Cortex, 48, 997 – 1008.

*Brand, J., Oriet, C., & Sykes Tottenham, L. (2012). Size and emotion averaging: Costs of dividing attention after all. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 66, 63 – 69.

*Fitzgerald, R.J., Oriet, C., & Price, H. L. (2011). Change detection inflates confidence on a subsequent recognition task.  Memory, 9, 879 – 890.

Corbett, J. E., & Oriet, C. (2011). The whole is indeed more than the sum of its parts: Perceptual averaging in the absence of individual item representation.  Acta Psychologica, 138, 289 – 301.

*Whiting, B. F., & Oriet, C. (2011) Rapid averaging?  Not so fast!.  Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 18, 484 – 489.

Oriet, C., & Enns, J. T. (2010).  The role of temporal synchrony in perceptual object formation and updating. Visual Cognition, 18, 1179 - 1213.

Oriet, C., & Jolicœur, P. (2008). Differential central resource demands of memory scanning and visual search: The role of consistent and varied mapping.  Visual Cognition, 16, 514 – 551.

Oriet, C., Stevanovski, B., & Jolicœur, P. (2007).  Feature binding and episodic retrieval in blindness for  congruent stimuli:  Evidence from analyses of sequential congruency.  Psychological Research/Psychologische Forschung.  Special issue on: Integration in and across perception and action, 71, 30 – 41.

Schweizer, T. A., Oriet, C., Meiran, N., Alexander, M. P., Cusimano, M., & Stuss, D. T. (2007).  The cerebellum mediates conflict resolution.  Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 19, 74 - 82.

Enns, J. T., & Oriet, C. (2007). Similarity in masking and priming: The critical role of task relevance.  Advances in Cognitive Psychology. Special issue on: Visual masking and the dynamics of human perception, cognition, and consciousness, 3, 211 – 226.

*Bennett, J., Lleras, A., Oriet, C., & Enns, J. T.  (2007).  Category updating explains positive and negative priming of human faces.  Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 14, 908 – 912.

Corbett, J. E., Oriet, C., & Rensink, R. A.  (2006).  The rapid extraction of numeric meaning.  Vision Research, 46, 1559 – 1573.

Stevanovski, B., Oriet, C., & Jolicœur, P.  (2006).  Relative contributions of conceptual and response-related activation in blindness to congruent stimuli.  Visual Cognition, 14, 326 - 350.

Oriet, C., Tombu, M., & Jolicœur, P. (2005).  Symbolic distance affects two processing loci in the number comparison task. Memory & Cognition, 33, 913 – 26.

Oriet, C. & Jolicœur, P. (2003). Absence of perceptual processing during reconfiguration of task-set.  Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 29, 1036 – 49.

Oriet, C., Stevanovski, B., Jolicœur, P., & Cowan, W.B. (2003).  Lengthening the duration of response execution does not modulate blindness to action compatible stimuli. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 57, 11 – 22.

Oriet, C., Stevanovski, B., & Jolicœur, P. (2003).  Congruency-induced blindness: A cost-benefit analysis.  Acta Psychologica, 112, 243 – 58.

Stevanovski, B., Oriet, C., & Jolicœur, P. (2003).  Can blindness to response-compatible stimuli be observed in the absence of a response?  Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 29, 431 – 40.

Stevanovski, B., Oriet, C., Jolicœur, P. (2002).  Blinded by headlights.  Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 56, 65 – 74.

Jolicœur, P., Tombu, M., Oriet, C., & Stevanovski, B. (2002).  From perception to action: Making the connection. In W. Prinz, & B. Hommel (Eds.), Common mechanisms in perception and action. Attention and Performance, XIX, 558-586. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press

Laboratory Facilities

RICE Lab (with K. Arbuthnott & D. Hepting; funded by CFI), RI 115 

  • 12 individual cubicles for data collection, equipped with over-the-shoulder POV IP cameras
  • One mass testing room, with seating for app. 16; equipped with overhead projector and 2 IP cameras
  • 16 iMacs and 3 PCs (with CRT monitors)
  • E-Prime, SuperLab, ExperimentBuilder, and MEL software for data collection
  • EyeLink II head-mounted eye tracker; desk-mounted eye tracker also available
  • Apple XServe 3TB server