Raymond M. Klein
Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University
Dr. Klein is an internationally recognized expert on human attention and its relation to eye movements. Although he is best known for his basic research, Dr. Klein has, since his first sabbatical at Bell Telephone Laboratories, regularly sought to apply his expertise in experimental psychology and cognitive neuroscience to help solve real-world problems. His applied interests include attention deficits (in ADHD, autism, Parkinson’s patients, people with damage to the parietal lobe), the development of game-like tasks for repairing and assessing the networks of attention, safety (while driving, in the management of off-shore disasters, and pilot fatigue), and using eye monitoring to draw conclusions about attention in every-day activities (reading, looking at art and looking at money). His collaboration with NSCAD colleagues to establish the Drawing Lab is a particularly rewarding example of his interest in applying the methods of experimental design and his expertise in cognitive processes to real-world problems.