Walter R Boot

Summary

Affiliation: Florida State University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint The Pervasive Problem With Placebos in Psychology: Why Active Control Groups Are Not Sufficient to Rule Out Placebo Effects
    Walter R Boot
    Department of Psychology, Florida State University
    Perspect Psychol Sci 8:445-54. 2013
  2. pmc Computer proficiency questionnaire: assessing low and high computer proficient seniors
    Walter R Boot
    Department of Psychology, Florida State University, Tallahassee
    Gerontologist 55:404-11. 2015
  3. pmc Video games as a means to reduce age-related cognitive decline: attitudes, compliance, and effectiveness
    Walter R Boot
    Department of Psychology, Florida State University Tallahassee, FL, USA
    Front Psychol 4:31. 2013
  4. pmc Do action video games improve perception and cognition?
    Walter R Boot
    Department of Psychology, Florida State University Tallahassee, FL, USA
    Front Psychol 2:226. 2011
  5. ncbi request reprint Advances in video game methods and reporting practices (but still room for improvement): A commentary on Strobach, Frensch, and Schubert (2012)
    Walter R Boot
    Department of Psychology, Florida State University, United States Electronic address
    Acta Psychol (Amst) 141:276-7. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Transfer of skill engendered by complex task training under conditions of variable priority
    Walter R Boot
    Department of Psychology, Florida State University, United States
    Acta Psychol (Amst) 135:349-57. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Stable individual differences in search strategy? The effect of task demands and motivational factors on scanning strategy in visual search
    Walter R Boot
    Department of Psychology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306 4301, USA
    J Vis 9:7.1-16. 2009
  8. doi request reprint The effects of video game playing on attention, memory, and executive control
    Walter R Boot
    Beckman Institute, Department of Psychology, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Acta Psychol (Amst) 129:387-98. 2008
  9. doi request reprint Training and transfer of training in the search for camouflaged targets
    Walter R Boot
    Department of Psychology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida 32306 4031, USA
    Atten Percept Psychophys 71:950-63. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Different slopes for different folks: alpha and delta EEG power predict subsequent video game learning rate and improvements in cognitive control tasks
    Kyle E Mathewson
    Department of Psychology, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL 61801, USA
    Psychophysiology 49:1558-70. 2012

Detail Information

Publications46

  1. doi request reprint The Pervasive Problem With Placebos in Psychology: Why Active Control Groups Are Not Sufficient to Rule Out Placebo Effects
    Walter R Boot
    Department of Psychology, Florida State University
    Perspect Psychol Sci 8:445-54. 2013
    ..Fortunately, measuring expectations and adopting alternative experimental designs makes it possible to control for placebo effects, thereby increasing confidence in the causal efficacy of psychological interventions. ..
  2. pmc Computer proficiency questionnaire: assessing low and high computer proficient seniors
    Walter R Boot
    Department of Psychology, Florida State University, Tallahassee
    Gerontologist 55:404-11. 2015
    ..Our aim was to develop a measure appropriate for individuals with a wide range of proficiencies from noncomputer users to extremely skilled users...
  3. pmc Video games as a means to reduce age-related cognitive decline: attitudes, compliance, and effectiveness
    Walter R Boot
    Department of Psychology, Florida State University Tallahassee, FL, USA
    Front Psychol 4:31. 2013
    ..Despite null cognitive results, data provide valuable insights into the types of video games older adults are willing to play and why...
  4. pmc Do action video games improve perception and cognition?
    Walter R Boot
    Department of Psychology, Florida State University Tallahassee, FL, USA
    Front Psychol 2:226. 2011
    ..We discuss these pitfalls, identify how existing studies succeed or fail in overcoming them, and provide guidelines for more definitive tests of the effects of gaming on cognition...
  5. ncbi request reprint Advances in video game methods and reporting practices (but still room for improvement): A commentary on Strobach, Frensch, and Schubert (2012)
    Walter R Boot
    Department of Psychology, Florida State University, United States Electronic address
    Acta Psychol (Amst) 141:276-7. 2012
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  6. doi request reprint Transfer of skill engendered by complex task training under conditions of variable priority
    Walter R Boot
    Department of Psychology, Florida State University, United States
    Acta Psychol (Amst) 135:349-57. 2010
    ..Rather, transfer was most evident in tasks that were most similar to the Space Fortress game itself. Results are discussed in terms of potential limitations of the VPT approach...
  7. doi request reprint Stable individual differences in search strategy? The effect of task demands and motivational factors on scanning strategy in visual search
    Walter R Boot
    Department of Psychology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306 4301, USA
    J Vis 9:7.1-16. 2009
    ..Thus it appears that observers by default will favor a particular search strategy but can modify this strategy when it is clearly maladaptive to the task...
  8. doi request reprint The effects of video game playing on attention, memory, and executive control
    Walter R Boot
    Beckman Institute, Department of Psychology, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Acta Psychol (Amst) 129:387-98. 2008
    ....
  9. doi request reprint Training and transfer of training in the search for camouflaged targets
    Walter R Boot
    Department of Psychology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida 32306 4031, USA
    Atten Percept Psychophys 71:950-63. 2009
    ..Theoretical and practical implications are discussed. Supplemental figures for this article can be downloaded from app.psychonomic-journals.org/content/supplemental...
  10. doi request reprint Different slopes for different folks: alpha and delta EEG power predict subsequent video game learning rate and improvements in cognitive control tasks
    Kyle E Mathewson
    Department of Psychology, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL 61801, USA
    Psychophysiology 49:1558-70. 2012
    ..Thus, control processes, as indexed by alpha and delta EEG oscillations, can predict learning and skill improvements. The results are of potential use to optimize training regimes...
  11. doi request reprint Videogame training strategy-induced change in brain function during a complex visuomotor task
    Hyunkyu Lee
    Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, Department of Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 405 N Mathews Ave, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Behav Brain Res 232:348-57. 2012
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  12. doi request reprint Performance gains from directed training do not transfer to untrained tasks
    Hyunkyu Lee
    Beckman Institute, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, United States
    Acta Psychol (Amst) 139:146-58. 2012
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  13. doi request reprint Effects of training strategies implemented in a complex videogame on functional connectivity of attentional networks
    Michelle W Voss
    University of Illinois, Department of Psychology, Champaign, IL 61801, USA
    Neuroimage 59:138-48. 2012
    ..Our approach and findings also provide a foundation for exploring the brain plasticity involved in transfer of trained abilities to novel real-world tasks such as driving, sport, or neurorehabilitation...
  14. ncbi request reprint Aging, memory and visual search
    Arthur F Kramer
    Beckman Institute and the Department of Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 405 N Mathews, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Acta Psychol (Amst) 122:288-304. 2006
    ..Additional analyses suggested that older adults may derive their benefit from finer spatial encoding of search items. These findings suggest that some of the memory processes that support visual search are relatively age invariant...
  15. pmc Predicting individuals' learning success from patterns of pre-learning MRI activity
    Loan T K Vo
    Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 6:e16093. 2011
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  16. pmc Can training in a real-time strategy video game attenuate cognitive decline in older adults?
    Chandramallika Basak
    Beckman Institute, Department of Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Psychol Aging 23:765-77. 2008
    ..Individual differences in changes in game performance were correlated with improvements in task switching. The study has implications for the enhancement of executive control processes of older adults...
  17. doi request reprint Training older adults to search more effectively: scanning strategy and visual search in dynamic displays
    Ensar Becic
    Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Psychol Aging 23:461-6. 2008
    ..These data suggest that with instructions and minimal practice, older adults can ameliorate the cost of a poor search strategy...
  18. pmc Striatal volume predicts level of video game skill acquisition
    Kirk I Erickson
    Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Cereb Cortex 20:2522-30. 2010
    ..These findings suggest a neuroanatomical basis for the superiority of training strategies that promote cognitive flexibility and transfer to untrained tasks...
  19. ncbi request reprint Age-related differences in the use of background layout in visual search
    Ensar Becic
    Beckman Institute and Department of Psychology, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Neuropsychol Dev Cogn B Aging Neuropsychol Cogn 14:109-25. 2007
    ..Furthermore, the visual search performance advantage obtained in the presence of a background layout or landmark was observed both for individuals with small and large memory spans...
  20. doi request reprint Understanding the structure of skill through a detailed analysis of Individuals' performance on the Space Fortress game
    Tyler J Towne
    Florida State University, 1107 W Call Street, Tallahassee, FL 32306 4301, United States Electronic address
    Acta Psychol (Amst) 169:27-37. 2016
    ..Our data suggest that a detailed analysis of individuals' data is an essential step for generating a general theory of skill acquisition that explains improvement at the group and individual levels. ..
  21. doi request reprint Characterizing the time course and nature of attentional disengagement effects
    Daniel P Blakely
    Department of Psychology, Florida State University, United States
    Vision Res 56:38-48. 2012
    ..Results confirm and extend our understanding of the influence of features within the focus of attention on when and where attention will shift next...
  22. ncbi request reprint Landmarks help guide attention during visual search
    Matthew S Peterson
    Department of Psychology, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, VA 22030, USA
    Spat Vis 17:497-510. 2004
    ..Results indicate that objects in the environment that share no features with search items are used as external support to aid memory in guiding visual search...
  23. pmc Regional differences in brain volume predict the acquisition of skill in a complex real-time strategy videogame
    Chandramallika Basak
    Department of Psychology, Rice University, Houston, TX, USA
    Brain Cogn 76:407-14. 2011
    ..Thus, regional differences in brain volume can predict learning in complex tasks that entail the use of a variety of perceptual, cognitive and motor processes...
  24. ncbi request reprint Temporal limitations in multiple target detection in a dynamic monitoring task
    Walter R Boot
    Department of Psychology, Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 405 N Mathews, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Hum Factors 49:897-906. 2007
    ..Two experiments examined the detectability of multiple transient changes within a cluttered and dynamic display (a simulated sonar display)...
  25. ncbi request reprint Detecting transient changes in dynamic displays: the more you look, the less you see
    Walter R Boot
    Beckman Institute, Department of Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign 61801, USA
    Hum Factors 48:759-73. 2006
    ..Two experiments examined the detectability of transient changes in cluttered and dynamic displays and optimal scan strategies for performance...
  26. ncbi request reprint Attention capture is modulated in dual-task situations
    Walter R Boot
    Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 405 N Mathews, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Psychon Bull Rev 12:662-8. 2005
    ..These results challenge the hypothesis that attention capture by irrelevant features is stimulus driven. Instead, prioritization depends on and is modulated by the availability of resources...
  27. pmc A load on my mind: evidence that anhedonic depression is like multi-tasking
    Keith Bredemeier
    Department of Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, United States
    Acta Psychol (Amst) 139:137-45. 2012
    ..At least with respect to attention capture and distraction, depression seems to be functionally comparable to juggling a second, unrelated cognitive task...
  28. pmc Examining neural correlates of skill acquisition in a complex videogame training program
    Ruchika S Prakash
    Department of Psychology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA
    Front Hum Neurosci 6:115. 2012
    ..Findings suggest that training, specifically one that emphasizes cognitive flexibility can reduce the attentional demands of a complex cognitive task, along with reduced reliance on the motor network...
  29. doi request reprint Oculomotor capture during real-world scene viewing depends on cognitive load
    Michi Matsukura
    University of Iowa, Department of Psychology, 11 Seashore Hall E, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Vision Res 51:546-52. 2011
    ..In both experiments, the degree of oculomotor capture decreased as observers' cognitive resources were reduced. These results suggest that oculomotor capture during scene viewing is dependent on observers' top-down selection mechanisms...
  30. pmc Improving the safety of aging road users: a mini-review
    Walter R Boot
    Department of Psychology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Fla, USA
    Gerontology 60:90-6. 2014
    ..A focus on both approaches will help ensure the safety of all road users as the number of aging drivers greatly increases over the next few decades...
  31. doi request reprint Visual search for real world targets under conditions of high target-background similarity: Exploring training and transfer in younger and older adults
    Mark B Neider
    Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, United States
    Acta Psychol (Amst) 134:29-39. 2010
    ..Camouflage training benefits at transfer for older adults appeared to be related to improvements in attentional guidance and target recognition rather than a more efficient search strategy...
  32. ncbi request reprint Age-related differences in visual search in dynamic displays
    Ensar Becic
    Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Psychol Aging 22:67-74. 2007
    ..These results highlight the importance of individual differences in scanning strategy in real-world dynamic, cluttered environments...
  33. doi request reprint Learning to multitask: effects of video game practice on electrophysiological indices of attention and resource allocation
    Edward L Maclin
    Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois 61801, USA
    Psychophysiology 48:1173-83. 2011
    ..Hence, P3 and EEG spectral data are differentially sensitive to changes in attentional processing occurring with complex task training...
  34. doi request reprint Pupillary response predicts multiple object tracking load, error rate, and conscientiousness, but not inattentional blindness
    Timothy J Wright
    Department of Psychology, Florida State University, 1107W Call St, Tallahassee, FL 32306, United States
    Acta Psychol (Amst) 144:6-11. 2013
    ..Results provide converging evidence that effort and primary task engagement may be unrelated to IB. ..
  35. ncbi request reprint Oculomotor consequences of abrupt object onsets and offsets: onsets dominate oculomotor capture
    Walter R Boot
    Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 405 N Mathews, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Percept Psychophys 67:910-28. 2005
    ..e., antipredictive). The present results are consistent with a new-object theory of attentional capture in which onsets receive attentional priority over other types of changes in the visual environment...
  36. ncbi request reprint Automatic and intentional memory processes in visual search
    Walter R Boot
    University of Ilinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, Illinois 61801, USA
    Psychon Bull Rev 11:854-61. 2004
    ..IOR was found for items that had been previously examined. It is concluded that both automatic and intentional memory traces are available to guide the eyes during search...
  37. doi request reprint Bridging across cognitive training and brain plasticity: a neurally inspired computational model of interactive skill learning
    Wai Tat Fu
    Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA
    Wiley Interdiscip Rev Cogn Sci 4:225-36. 2013
    ..The results were discussed in the context of previous findings on cognitive training. WIREs Cogn Sci 2013, 4:225-236. doi: 10.1002/wcs.1214 For further resources related to this article, please visit the WIREs website. ..
  38. pmc The impact of red light running camera flashes on younger and older drivers' attention and oculomotor control
    Timothy J Wright
    Department of Psychology, Florida State University
    Psychol Aging 30:755-67. 2015
    ....
  39. pmc Is the effect of aerobic exercise on cognition a placebo effect?
    Cary R Stothart
    Department of Psychology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 9:e109557. 2014
    ..respondents expected the control, non-aerobic intervention to yield bigger memory gains). These results provide the first evidence that cognitive improvements following aerobic fitness training are not due to differential expectations...
  40. doi request reprint Functional fixedness: The functional significance of delayed disengagement based on attention set
    Timothy J Wright
    Department of Psychology, Florida State University
    J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform 41:17-21. 2015
    ..Results are consistent with the proposal that delayed disengagement based on attention set is functionally significant, automatically encouraging deeper levels of processing of target-like objects that fall within the focus of attention...
  41. pmc Perceptual-cognitive expertise in elite volleyball players
    Heloisa Alves
    Lifelong Brain and Cognition Laboratory, Department of Psychology, Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Urbana, IL, USA
    Front Psychol 4:36. 2013
    ..The expertise effects obtained substantiate the view that laboratory tests of cognition may indeed enlighten the sport-cognition relationship...
  42. doi request reprint Applying Aspects of the Expert Performance Approach to Better Understand the Structure of Skill and Mechanisms of Skill Acquisition in Video Games
    Walter R Boot
    Department of Psychology, Florida State University
    Top Cogn Sci . 2016
    ....
  43. pmc Remote Health Monitoring for Older Adults and Those with Heart Failure: Adherence and System Usability
    Jarrett Evans
    1 Department of Psychology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
    Telemed J E Health 22:480-8. 2016
    ..The current study reports on the usability of and adherence with an integrated, real-time monitoring system over an extended period of time by older adults with and without a chronic health condition...
  44. doi request reprint Do different attention capture paradigms measure different types of capture?
    Nelson A Roque
    Department of Psychology, Florida State University, 1107 W Call St, Tallahassee, FL, 32306, USA
    Atten Percept Psychophys 78:2014-30. 2016
    ..Overall, results demonstrate that, even for relatively simple laboratory measures of attention, there are still important gaps in knowledge regarding what these paradigms measure and how they are related. ..
  45. doi request reprint Exploring the breadth of the top-down representations that control attentional disengagement
    Timothy J Wright
    a Department of Psychology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, USA
    Q J Exp Psychol (Hove) 68:993-1006. 2015
    ..Implications for theories of attention capture and potential functional significance of these automatic effects are discussed. ..
  46. ncbi request reprint Visual skills in airport-security screening
    Jason S McCarley
    Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA
    Psychol Sci 15:302-6. 2004
    ..Moreover, recognition skills were in part stimulus-specific, such that performance was degraded by the introduction of unfamiliar target objects. Implications for screener training are discussed...