Department of Psychology at Illinois State University
My friends say to tell them when I really retire! The department has always been an exciting and productive place to work. How could I give it all up? Although I officially retired from the University in 2002, I am continuing to build on my past research in the adaptability of the perceptual motor system and in the information-processing basis for visual illusions, especially for the well-know Müller-Lyer illusion.
I have now added an applied aspect to my research, collaborating with a research group in Bron, France to study the ameliorating effects of prism adaptation on unilateral neglect. We have had two publications appear in 2005 in the journals Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews and Neuropsychologia. My long-term collaboration is continuing with Benjamin Wallace at Cleveland State University and we presented an important paper at the meeting of the Psychonomic Society in Toronto, Canada.
I am not neglecting other aspects of life, serving on the College of Arts and Sciences Emeritus Faculty Advisory Board. I have also become largely involved with the Unitarian-Universalist Church of Bloomington-Normal, serving on the Board of Directors, as President of the Board 2006-2007, and on various committees (service work never ends!). Life is full! I recommend retirement to everyone!