Kevin Zish

Kevin Zish

Kevin Zish

Human Factors

Kevin received his Bachelor's degree in Cognitive Science at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) in 2011. His initial area of interest at TCNJ was on the effects of perceptual fluency on recognition memory using event-related potentials (ERPs) with Andrew Leynes. Following his Bachelor's he spent a year at Rutgers University Center for Cognitive Science under Zenon Pyslyhyn studying the application of the multiple object tracking paradigm in cases of occlusion.
At GMU Kevin studies the effects of interruptions on performance using behavioral measures to predict real-time elements of human cognition under Greg Trafton at U.S Naval Research Labs. This research is looking at finding ways to reduce errors through the design of intelligent systems.

Selected Publications

Zish, K., McCurry, M., Aguiar, N., & Trafton, J. G. Interruptions Reduce Confidence Judgments: Predictions of Three Sequential Sampling Models. Cognitive Science Society 2017.
Aguiar, N., Zish, K., McCurry, J. M., & Trafton, J. G. (2016, September). Interruptions Reduce Performance across All Levels of Signal Detection When Estimations of Confidence are Highest. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting (Vol. 60, No. 1, pp. 254-258). Sage CA: Los Angeles, CA: SAGE Publications.
Zish, K., Hassanzadeh, S., McCurry, J. M., & Trafton, J. G. (2015). Interruptions can Change the Perceived Relationship between Accuracy and Confidence. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting. Sage Publications.

Leynes, P.A, & Zish, K. (2012). Event-related potential (ERP) evidence for fluency-based recognition memory, Neuropsychologia 50(14): 3240-3249.

Naqvi M., Zish, K., Aks, D., & Pylyshyn, Z. (2012). Effect of Occlusion and Landmarks on Single Object Tracking During Disrupted Viewing. Journal of Vision, 12(9):550.


Recent Presentations

Aks, D., Naqvi, M., Planer, R., Zish, K., & Pylyshyn, Z. (2013). Role of attention, eye-movements, and landmarks in tracking an occluded object, Vision Sciences Society, Naples Florida.

Zish, K., & Leynes, A. P. (2012). Event-Related Potential (ERP) Evidence for Separate Fluency and Familiarity Processes During Recognition Judgments. Cognitive Neuroscience Society Conference, Chicago, Illinois.

Levy, D. J., Zish, K. D., & Leynes, P. A. (2011). How Does Visual Clarity Influence Fluency? An Event-Related Potential (ERP) Investigation. Eastern Psychological Association (EPA) Conference, Cambridge, Massachussetts. 

Leynes, P. A., Vendola, S., Eldis, J., Fine, H., & Zish, K. (2010). Event-related Potentials Indicate that Reality Monitoring Differs from Internal Source Monitoring. EPA Conference, Brooklyn, New York.