Elyssa Twedt is Director of the Spatial Cognition and Perception lab at St. Lawrence University.
I am an Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department specializing in Sensation & Perception. My current teaching focus is Sensation and Perception with lab, Introduction to Psychology, Research Methods with Lab, and Cognitive Science seminar.
For research, I investigate how people perceive, remember, and navigate through space, known broadly as spatial cognition. I use both natural and virtual environments to ask questions such as how people remember where objects are located in space, how people perceive spatial layout (e.g., distance, height), and how people learn new navigational routes. I also study the effects of technology on perception and cognition.