Valerie Beck, PhD - Associate
Valerie earned her Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Iowa focusing on human cognition and perception, and completed postdoctoral training in cognitive neuroscience and neuroimaging at the University of Delaware. Her research primarily involved recording eye movements while participants completed various tasks on the computer in order to better understand the relationship between visual attention and memory. More recently, she evaluated human factors in the context of accident scenarios involving consumer products, various environments, as well as warnings and safety information. Valerie's interest in understanding how people make sense of an increasingly complex world as well as ensuring that products are safe and appropriate for users across a broad range of capabilities is what brought her to Core.