Steven Yantis, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Johns Hopkins University

Steven Yantis is Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Johns Hopkins University. He received a PhD in Experimental Psychology at the University of Michigan in 1985, and following a year as postdoctoral fellow at Stanford, he joined the JHU faculty in 1986. His research interests focus on cognitive control and selective attention during multitasking by measuring both behavior (response time, eye movements) and brain activity (functional MRI). He received the Early Career Award from the American Psychological Association in 1994 and the Troland Research Award from the National Academy of Sciences in 1996.