University of Calgary

Charles Scialfa

  • Professor Emeritus of Psychology

Currently Teaching

Not currently teaching any courses.


At the most general level, my research interests are in the areas of visual perception and cognition, particularly in normally aging individuals. My current research program has several facets, including (1) the peripheral superiority effect in texture segmentation, (2) the role of texture segmentation in the allocation of visual attention, (3) visual search deficits in older individuals and relatedly (4) the role of eye movements and the Useful Field of View in explaining age-related change in visual processing. This work has rather straightforward relevance in such domains as driving performance and advertising, and I would encourage students who are interested in applied research. Visit the Perceptual and Cognitive Aging Laboratory's web page for more information about the lab's research activities.

Research Support

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)

Research Topics

Perceptual and Cognitive Aging
Developmental Methodology


Book Chapters/Contributions - Peer Reviewed


Journal Articles - Peer Reviewed


  • PhD - Experimental Psychology
    University of Notre Dame, 1987
  • MA - Psychology
    Southern Illinois University, 1982
  • BSc - Psychology
    Southeast Missouri State University, 1978
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