Anthony Barnhart, PhD
BA 2004 Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois
MA 2009 Arizona State University
PhD 2013 Arizona State University
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Dr. Barnhart studies cognitive psychology, broadly construed, with a special focus on the processes underlying handwritten word perception and the psychological foundations of magic and illusion. His background in magical performance allows him to introduce the methods and theories of magicians into the laboratory to aid in the scientific study of attention and perception. His most recent research attempts to marry theories from psychology with theories from magic in the under-studied domain of attentional deployment in time (rather than in space).
Barnhart, A. S. & Goldinger, S. D. (in press). Rotation reveals the importance of configural cues in handwritten word perception. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review.
Barnhart, A. S. (2010). The exploitation of Gestalt principles by magicians. Perception, 39, 1286-1289.
Barnhart, A. S. & Goldinger, S. D. (2010). Interpreting chicken-scratch: Lexical access for handwritten words. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 36, 906-923.
Dr. Barnhart teaches general curriculum courses in introductory psychology, research methods, and cognitive psychology (among others), as well as an interdisciplinary, special-topics course on the psychology of magic. He is also enthusiastic about supervising undergraduate research in cognitive psychology.