John (Jack) F. Shelley-Tremblay, Ph.D.

John (Jack) F. Shelley-Tremblay, Ph.D.

Chair of Department, Professor of Psychology, Adjunct Professor of Neurology
Department of Psychology

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  • Ph.D. City University of New York 2003: Cognitive Neuroscience
  • M.A. New School for Social Research 1998: General Psychology
  • B.S. Colorado State University 1995: Psychology

Research Interests

  • Visual attention and reading processes
  • Visual training for persons with reading disabilities
  • Disordered visual processing
  • Health Psychology: Fibromyalgia
  • Neurobiology of Intimate Relationships

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.


Handbook Chapters
Journal Articles

  • 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. 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.

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