Headshot of Karolina Krzys
Headshot of Karolina Krzys


Karolina Krzys

Queen's University


I am a PhD student in Cognitive Neuroscience program at Queen’s University working with Dr. Monica Castelhano. My research background lies primarily in a domain of orientation in space and human navigation, which I am currently relating to a field of scene perception. By integrating these two approaches, I am hoping to further our understanding of how spatial updating that occurs during locomotion to novel viewpoints facilitate visual processing in scene recognition. Although my focus is on relation between the level of spatial awareness and eye movement patterns, I am currently taking advantage of Virtual Reality technology to explore cognitive processing across various tasks including visual perception, attention, navigation, and memory. My current research seeks to identify mechanisms underlying attentional prioritization of space near the body, such as implication of the visuomotor system or susceptibility to modulation by other cognitive processes. My hope is to leverage latest advancements in display technology to broaden our understanding of how attention is deployed across depth of 3D space.