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Rebecca Lundwall, Assistant Professor

Department: Psychology



  • PhD, Rice University, 2013
  • MA, Rice University, 2011
  • MEd, Brigham Young University, 1990
  • BS, Brigham Young University, 1987

Research Interests

The goal of my research is to clarify influences on visual cognitive development from infancy to adulthood. I have interest in typically developing and atypically developing populations, such as those with an attentional or cognitive deficit (including those with autism spectrum disorder or attention deficit disorder). As a faculty member in the Department of Psychology and in the Neuroscience Center at Brigham Young University, I conduct studies with infants, children, and adults. These studies measure reflexive responses to stimuli such as geometric shapes. I examine nutritional, genetic, academic, family-based, and socio-economic influences on outcomes such as response time and accuracy to suddenly appearing or moving stimuli. My research includes longitudinal studies to answer particularly intriguing questions about the trajectories of development that cannot be satisfactorily answered in other ways. To accomplish these goals, I have employed a variety of skills in simple programming, protocol development and advanced statistical analyses. I also have training at the BYU MRI Research Facility.

Professional Affiliations

  • Psychonomic Society

Publication Info

  • Rebecca Allred Lundwall, Claudia Rasmussen (2016). Developmental trajectory of reflexive attention from infancy to childhood. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.
  • Rebecca Allred Lundwall, James L. Dannemiller, H. Hill Goldsmith (2015). Genetic associations with the development of reflexive visual attention. Developmental Science.
  • Rebecca Allred Lundwall, James L. Dannemiller (2015). Genetic contributions to attentional response time slopes across repeated trials. BMC Neuroscience.
  • Rebecca Allred Lundwall, Jeffrey K. Watkins (2015). Genetic influence on slope variability in a childhood reflexive attention task. PLoS One.
  • Rebecca Allred Lundwall, DongChuan Guo, James L Dannemiller (2012). Exogenous visual orienting is associated with specific neurotransmitter genetic markers: A population based genetic association study. PLoS ONE.
  • Rebecca Allred Lundwall (2002). Parents perceptions of the impact of their chronic illness or disability on their functioning as parents and on their relationships with their children. The Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families.
  • Rebecca Allred Lundwall (1996). How psychoeducational support groups can provide multidiscipline services to families of people with mental illness. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal.