Elizabeth Thorpe Davis

Author: Elizabeth Thorpe Davis


Elizabeth Thorpe Davis is associate professor at Georgia Tech School of Psychology.Her research has both a basic and an applied flavor. The basic research extends our understanding of how humans process perceptual information about whether something is there, what it is, and where it is. Specifically, she study the interface between perception and attention by comparing predictions derived from competing models to the actual behavioral data. This interface between perception and attention is a key factor in visual perception, cognitive neuroscience, and applied research on display design and HCI program visualizations.
The applied research uses the knowledge gained from basic research to predict, control, and enhance human perception and performance in human computer interaction (HCI) settings -- providing yet another test-bed for the models. Elizabeth Thorpe Davis has Ph.D in Experimental Psychology from Columbia University (1979).


Publication period start: 2006
Number of co-authors: 19


Number of publications with favourite co-authors
Eileen Kraemer
Kenneth Hailston
Larry F. Hodges

Productive Colleagues

Most productive colleagues in number of publications
Larry F. Hodges
Doug A. Bowman
Christopher D. Wickens


Bowman, Doug A., Davis, Elizabeth Thorpe, Hodges, Larry F., Badre, Albert N. (1999): Maintaining Spatial Orientation during Travel in an Immersive Virtual Environment. In Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments, 8 (6) pp. 618-631.

Surdick, R. Troy, Davis, Elizabeth Thorpe, King, Robert A., Hodges, Larry F. (1997): The Perception of Distance in Simulated Visual Displays: A Comparison of the Effectiveness. In Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments, 6 (5) pp. 513-531.

Hodges, Larry F., Davis, Elizabeth Thorpe (1993): Geometric Considerations for Stereoscopic Virtual Environments. In Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments, 2 (1) pp. 34-43.

Kirkland, B. Arthur, Davis, Elizabeth Thorpe, Yager, Dean, Surdick, Troy, Hochstein, Allison (1993): Effects of Contrast on Perceived Size of Visual Patterns: Theory, Data, and Implications. In: Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 37th Annual Meeting , 1993, . pp. 1355-1359.

Davis, Elizabeth Thorpe, Corso, Gregory M., Barfield, Woodrow, Eggleston, Robert G., Ellis, Stephen, Ribarsky, Bill, Wickens, Christopher D. (1994): Human Perception and Performance in 3D Virtual Environments. In: Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 38th Annual Meeting , 1994, . pp. 230-234.

Reed, Bina, Rhodes, Philippa, Kraemer, Eileen, Davis, Elizabeth Thorpe, Hailston, Kenneth (2006): The effect of comparison cueing and exchange motion on comprehension of program visualizat. In: Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on Software Visualization , 2006, . pp. 181-182. https://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1148493.1148534