Jeremy M. Wolfe, PhD, Recognized with Leadership Award

July 19, 2022

Jeremy M. Wolfe, PhD, a Professor of Ophthalmology and Radiology at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Visual Attention Laboratory at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is one of two recipients of the Psychonomic Society's 2022 Clifford T. Morgan Distinguished Leadership Award. This annual award is given to scientists of the highest caliber who have demonstrated a career of leadership within the field of experimental psychology and who have significantly contributed to shaping the Psychonomic Society and advancing its mission. Dr. Wolfe is a former Chair of the Psychonomic Society and is the founding editor of one of its journals, Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications.

Dr. Wolfe’s research focuses on visual search and visual attention. He investigates how people find what they are looking for and why they might fail to notice something that’s right in front of their eyes. He has a particular interest in socially important search tasks in areas like medical image perception (e.g., cancer screening), security (e.g., baggage screening), and intelligence. Dr. Wolfe’s Guided Search model is one of the leading theoretical approaches to the study of visual search.