John (Jack) F. Shelley-Tremblay, Ph.D.
Visual attention and reading processes
Visual training for persons with reading disabilities
Disordered visual processing
- Health Psychology: Fibromyalgia
- Neurobiology of Intimate Relationships
M.A. New School for Social Research 1998
B.S. Colorado State University 1995
Founder and Coordinator of Psychophysiology Laboratory. Electrophysiological investigation of language and cognitive processes. Event-Related Potentials. Language and Cognition. biological and attentional basis of reading disabilities. Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience. Neuropsychological testing research and diagnosis. Psycholinguistics.
I am the director of the Experimental Event-related Potentials Laboratory. My research investigates the interaction between visual attention and reading processes. I have three current areas, employing psychophysiological, neuropsychological, and educational methodologies. One of my most promising directions combines my basic and applied research interests and involves visual training for persons with reading disability. I am fascinated by the possibility of understanding some of the contributories of disordered visual processing to reading disability, and to this end I have worked with my collaborators to develop novel approaches to assessment and intervention. I am using infra-red based eye tracking equipment to provide a quantitative record of eye movements and reading fluency, and correlating this information with comprehension and vocabulary levels.
Lawton, T., & Shelley-Tremblay, J. (2017). Training on Movement Figure-Ground Discrimination Remediates Low-Level Visual Timing Deficits in the Dorsal Stream, Improving High-Level Cognitive Functioning, Including Attention, Reading Fluency, and Working Memory. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 11. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2017.00236. Article.
Tannen B, Rogers J, Ciuffreda K, Lyon E, Shelley-Tremblay J. (2016) Distance horizontal fusional facility (DFF): A proposed new diagnostic test for concussion patients. Vision Dev & Rehab,2(3), 170-75. Article.
Bell, T., Shelley-Tremblay, J.F. (2016) Fatigue mediates the relationship between pain and cognitive dysfunction in fibromyalgia. The Journal of Pain, 17, 4, S31. Article.See More
Bell, T., Shelley-Tremblay, J.F., & Christensen, L. (2015) Explaining Fibrofog: Carbohydrate Cravings Explain More than Pain and Negative Mood Alone in Fibromyalgia Syndrome. MYOPAIN: A journal of myofascial pain and fibromyalgia, 23, 1-2, 71 – 78.
Tannen, B., Desmond , A., Shelley-Tremblay, J.F., Ciuffreda, K.J., Larson, S. (2015) Correlation of Magnocellular Function with Measurements of Reading in Children. Vision Development & Rehabilitation, 1 (2), 109 – 119.
Hajnal, A., Rumble, D., Shelley-Tremblay, J. F., & Liu, W. (2014). Optical Push by Geographical Slant Affects Postural Sway. Ecological Psychology, 26(4), 283–300. Article
Womble, M., Labbe, E.E., Shelley-Tremblay, J.F., & Norrell, P.M. (2014) Regular exercise adoption: Psychosocial factors influencing college students. Journal of Sport Behavior, 37(2), 203 - 219. Article
Deacon, D., Shelley-Tremblay, J. F., & Ritter, W. (2013). Electrophysiological evidence for the action of a center-surround mechanism on semantic processing in the left hemisphere. Frontiers in Cognitive Science, 4, 936. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00936. Article
Ernst, A., & Shelley-Tremblay, J. (2013). Non-Ketogenic, Low Carbohydrate Diet Predicts Lower Affective Distress, Higher Energy Levels and Decreased Fibromyalgia Symptoms in Middle-Aged Females with Fibromyalgia Syndrome as Compared to the Western Pattern Diet. Journal of Musculoskeletal Pain, 21(4), 365–370. doi:10.3109/10582452.2013.852649. Article
Hajnal, A., Rumble, D., Shelley-Tremblay, J. F., & Liu, W. (2013). Postural Sway is Affected by Visually Perceived Geographical Slant. Journal of Vision, 13(9), 211–211. Abstract
Deichert, N., & Shelley-Tremblay, J.F. (2013) R You Ready? An interactive guidebook for the R statistical package. Great River Technologies press, Dubuque, IA.
Shelley-Tremblay, J., Langhinrichsen-Rohling, J., & Eyer, J. (2012) Attention Therapy Improves Reading Comprehension in Adjudicated Teens in a Residential Facility. Journal of Correctional Education. Article
Reidy, D.R., Shelley-Tremblay, J.F., & Lilienfeld, S.O. (2011) Psychopathy, Reactive Aggression, and Precarious Proclamations: A Review of Behavioral, Cognitive, and Biological Research. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 16, 512-524. Article
Shelley-Tremblay, J.F., Syklawer, S., & Ramkissoon, I. (2011) The Effects of Magno-Parvocellular Integration Training on Fluency and Visual Evoked Potentials in Poor Readers. Journal of Behavioral Optometry, 22;2:31-3. Article
Shelley-Tremblay, J.F. (2010) Theories of Semantics. In Guendouzi, J., Loncke, F., & Williams, M. Eds. The Handbook of Psycholinguistic & Cognitive processes: Perspectives in Communication Disorders. Taylor & Francis, New York, N.Y. Book. Chapters
Shelley-Tremblay, J.F. (2010) Breakdown of Semantics in Aphasia and Alzheimer's Dementia: A Role for Attention? In Guendouzi, J., Loncke, F., & Williams, M. Eds. The Handbook of Psycholinguistic & Cognitive processes: Perspectives in Communication Disorders. Taylor & Francis, New York, N.Y. Book.Chapters
Shelley-Tremblay, J.F., & Eyer, J. (2009) Effect of the Reading Plus Program on Reading Skills in Second Graders. Journal of Behavioral Optometry, 20(3), 59 – 66. Article
Shelley-Tremblay, J. F., Ernst, A., & Kline, J. P. (2009). Carbohydrate Consumption is Associated with Left-frontal activation and Anger in Persons with Fibromyalgia Syndrome. The Journal of Musculoskeletal Pain, 17(4). Article
Ernst, A., Shelley-Tremblay, J.F., (2009) Fibromyalgia Syndrome and Carbohydrates. Springer - Verlad, VDM. Berlin. Book
Shelley-Tremblay, J., O’Brien, N., & Langhinrichsen-Rohling, J. (2007) Reading Disability in Adjudicated Youth: Prevalence Rates, Current Models, Traditional and Innovative Treatments. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 12, 376–392. Article
Solan H.A., Shelley-Tremblay, J., Hansen, P., & Larson, S. (2007) Is there a Common Linkage Among Reading Comprehension, Visual Attention, and Magnocellular processing? Journal of Learning Disabilities, 40, 270 - 278. Article
O’Brien, N., Langhinrichsen-Rohling, J., & Shelley-Tremblay, J.F. (2007) Reading Problems, Attentional Deficits, and Current Mental Health problems in Adjudicated Adolescent Males. Journal of Correctional Education, 58, 3. Article
Solan, H.A., Shelley-Tremblay, J., & Larson, S. (2007) Vestibular function, sensory integration, and cognitive and balance abnormalities: a brief literature review. Journal of Optometric Vision Development, 38, 1 - 5. Article
Solan H.A., Shelley-Tremblay, J., Larson S., & Mounts, J. (2006) Silent Word Reading Fluency and Temporal Vision Processing: Differences Between Good and Poor Readers. Journal of Behavioral Optometry, 17, 1-9. Article
Solan H.A., Shelley-Tremblay, J., Hansen, P., Larson S., and Ficcara, A.P. (2004) M-Cell Deficits and Reading Disability: A Preliminary Study on The Effects of Temporal Vision Processing Therapy. Optometry, Journal of the American Optometric Association, November, 2004; 75.
Deacon, D., Grose-Fifer, J., Hewitt, S., Nagata, M., Shelley-Tremblay, J., and Yang, C.M. (2004). Physiological evidence that a masked unrelated intervening item disrupts semantic priming: implications for theories of semantic representation and retrieval models of semantic priming. Brain and Language, Vol. 89 (1), 38-46. Article
Solan H.A., Shelley-Tremblay J, Larson S. (2003) Effect of Visual attention therapy on reading comprehension. Journal of Learning Disabilities Nov. Vol. 36. Article
Solan, H.A., Hansen, P., Shelley-Tremblay, J.F., & Ficarra, A. (2003) Coherent motion threshold testing for M-Cell deficit differentiates above and below average grade 6 readers. Optometry, Journal of the American Optometric Association; 74. Article
Solan, H.A., Larson, S., Shelley-Tremblay, J.F., Silverman, M, & Ficcara, A.P. (2001) The role of visual attention in cognitive control of oculomotor readiness in learning disabled 6th graders. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 24 (2), 107-118. Article
Deacon, D., & Shelley-Tremblay, J. (2000) How automatically is meaning accessed: A review of the effects of attention on semantic processing. Frontiers in Bioscience (5), e82-94. Article
Shelley-Tremblay, J.F., & Mack, A. (1999) Attention modulates metacontrast masking. Psychological Science,10,508-515. Article
Shelley-Tremblay, J.F., & Rosen, L.A. (1996) Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: An Evolutionary Perspective. Journal of Genetic Psychology, 157 (4), 443-444. Article