Phone: (402) 472-3194
Fax: (402) 472-4637
Ph.D., Yale University, Psychology, 1972
B.A., Wesleyan University, Psychology, 1968
1983-present, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Arts and Sciences, Psychology, Professor
1976-1983, Associate Professor, Psychology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
1972-1976, Assistant Professor, Psychology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Human attention and performance limitations in processing visual displays, $34,672, from 8/79 to 6/81
Human attention and performance limitations in processing visual displays, $60,429, from 8/1/81 to 1/31/84
The processing of visual information from displays containing multiple elements, $65,600, from 2/1/84 to 7/31/86
· Flowers, J. H. & Grafel, D. C. Perception of sonified daily weather records. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomic Society 46th Annual Meeting. 1579-1583, 2002
· Flowers, J. H., Whitwer, L. E., Grafel, D. C., & Kotan, C. A. Sonification of daily weather records: Issues of perception, attention and memory in design choices. Proceedings of the 2001 International Conference on Auditory Display. 222-226, 2001
· Odgaard E. C., Flowers, J. H. & Bradman, H. L. An Investigation of the Cognitive and Perceptual Dynamics of a Colour-Digit Synaesthete. Perception. 28: 651-664, 1999
· Flowers, J. H. & Smith K. L. What is learned about nontarget items in simple visual search?. Perception and Psychophysics. 60(4): 696-704, 1998
· Flowers J.H; Buhman D.C; Turnage .D. Cross-modal equivalence of visual and auditory scatterplots for exploring bivariate data samples. Human Factors. 39(3): 341-51, 1997
· Carlson, K. A. & Flowers, J. H. Intentional versus unintentional use of contingencies between perceptual events. Perception and Psychophysics. 58: 460-470, 1996
· Flowers, J. H. & Hauer, T. A. Musical versus visual graphs: Cross-modal equivalence in perception of time series data. Human Factors. 37: 553-569, 1995
· Flowers, J. H. Priming effects in perceptual classification. Perception and Psychophysics. 47: 135-148, 1990
· Flowers, J.H. and Garbin, C. (1989). Creativity and Perception. In J.A. Glover, R.R. Ronning, and C.R. Reynolds, Handbook of creativity: Assessment, research, and theory. New York: Plenum.
· Flowers, J.H., Nelson, S.M., Carson, D., and Larsen, L.R. (1984). Automatic and expectancy-based priming effects in a digit naming task. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 10, 65-74.
· Flowers, J.H., and Wilcox, N. (1982). The effect of flanking context on visual classification: The joint contribution of interactions at different processing levels. Perception and Psychophysics, 32, 581-591.
· Flowers, J.H., Polansky, M.L., and Kerl, S. (1981). Familiarity, redundancy, and the spatial control of visual attention. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 7, 157-165.
Honors and Awards Information:
2000-1998, Gallup Research Professorship, UNL Gallup Research Center
· American Association for the Advancement of Science
· American Psychological Association
· Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
· International Community for Auditory Display
· Psychonomic Society
· Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
I have served as an expert witness and have provided consultation in a variety of personal injury lawsuits that involve issues of attention and performance, perception, cognition, and judgment.
I also have considerable expertise in data analysis, statistics and research design, and have served as a consultant on statistical issues for lawsuits involving age discrimination and related issues.
My work in data display technology has clear relevance to development of software for data analysis and presentation, human-computer interaction and design of information displays in a variety of settings.
My work on attention has relevance to information display and communication devices used in motor vehicles, and industrial control settings.