I am interested in the intersection between visual perception and creative thinking. My current project investigates how inducing global or local states of attention affect creative problem solving. Specifically, we want to understand how a certain state of attention may bias preference for solution by insight or by analysis. I am also interested in the role of creativity in the production of visual art and, more broadly, visual aesthetics.
Ng, T. & Beeman, M. (2016, May). Taking in both Global and Local Levels Increases Insight Problem-Solving. Poster to be presented at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
Video games! I’ve logged about 5k hours on Guild Wars 2, and I spent most of my adolescence on Ragnarok Online. I also enjoy reading, long walks, and petting my cats.