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. ​

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. 

For more information on 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. You might also like to see who currently works in the lab on 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 Research pages most helpful including the Current Projects page and the Past Projects page. These pages include information regarding publications and presentations of Rebecca Lundwall's various projects. 


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