This is the Research Lab website for the Lundwall Development of Visual Cognition Lab. Dr. Lundwall is a faculty member in the Psychology Department of Brigham Young University and is additionally affiliated with the Neuroscience Center at BYU.  

Our research focuses on tracking developmental changes in cognitive abilities, such as attention, and investigating how these changes impact behavior, including academic success, the development of social problem-solving, and other functional skills. We are particularly interested in genetic influences on reflexive attention (attention to suddenly appearing stimuli), but are also interested in the interaction of environmental and genetic influences. We are hopeful that our research will eventually lead to more effective interventions that prevent or minimize developmental problems with cognition. If you are interested in participating in our research, please contact us at cogndevelopment@gmail.com. ​

Dr. Lundwall is currently accepting graduate students! For more general information please see the BYU Faculty webpage on Rebecca Lundwall

Be sure to check out the other pages on this site, which provide information on background as well as current and future projects. Here is a guide to what you can find on the other webpages of this website: 

If you would like to learn more information about Dr. Lundwall, see the Lab Director page.



If you are considering working in the Development of Visual Cognition Lab, please fill out this form and email it to Dr. Lundwall

If you would to see who currently works in the lab, visit the Current Lab Members page. 


If you are a researcher working in a similar field (such as the genetics of cognition or visual attention), then you may find the pages under the Research tab most helpful. These pages include the Current Projects page and the Past Projects page. These pages provide information regarding the various publications and presentations of Rebecca Lundwall's projects. 


Finally, this website may be helpful if you are interested in genetics, development, and/or visual attention ​. In this case, feel free to browse around, but the links on the Resources page may be particularly helpful.