Lecturer in Cognitive Psychology/Cognitive Neuroscience (Teaching and Scholarship)
Non-substance addictions and time perception
I am interested in investigating the effects of attention, arousal, and memory load in how non-substance addiction affects our time perception. Specifically I am interested in Facebook/Internet addiction, Computer Games addiction, and Gambling addiction.
Virtual reality and its effects on perception
I am interested in the effects that Virtual Reality immersion has on out time perception, perception of what is real, and decision making. Furthermore, whether immersion in artificial environments can affect our well-being and human-to-human interactions.
- Gonidis, L., & Sharma, D. (2017). Internet and Facebook related images affect the perception of time. Journal of Applied Social Psychology.
- Weger, U. W., Loughnan, S., Sharma, D., & Gonidis, L. (2015). Virtually compliant: Immersive video gaming increases conformity to false computer judgments. Psychonomic bulletin & review, 22(4), 1111-1116.
- Gonidis, L., & Sharma, D. (2017). The Effects of Gambling Related Stimuli on Time Perception in Gamblers and Non-Gamblers. Poster presented at: International Conference on Timing and Time Perception.
- Gonidis, L., & Sharma, D. (2017). Emotional Content Rather than Familiarity Could be the Reason behind Distorted Time Perception in Addiction. Poster presented at: International Conference on Timing and Time Perception.
- Gonidis, L., Sharma, D., & Brooks, J. L. (2016). The Effects of Memory Load on Time Perception of Facebook and Internet Related Stimuli. Poster Presentation at: International Conference on Memory.
- Gonidis, L., & Sharma, D. (2015). Internet Addiction and Time Perception. Talk given at: Conference in Emerging Methods in Addiction.