Dr. Grace Truong completed her PhD in Psychology from the University of British Columbia under the supervision of Dr. Todd Handy and is currently a UBC lecturer and affiliated researcher. Her research focuses on the attentional, perceptual, and memorial changes caused by self-relevance and mere ownership. Grace also collaborates with Dr. Sheila Woody (UBC Centre for Collaborative Research on Hoarding) and Dr. Wil Cunningham (University of Toronto).
Research interests include attention, self-relevance, ownership, cognitive psychology, scholarship of teaching and learning.
Roberts, K. H., Truong, G., Kingstone, A., & Todd, R. M. (Accepted). The blur of pleasure: Appetitively appealing stimuli decrease subjective perceptual acuity. Psychological Science.
Wispinski, N., Truong, G., Handy, T. C., & Chapman, C. S. (2017). Reaching decisions reveal that best-versus-rest processing contributes to the extreme-outcome rule. Acta Psychologica, 176, 32-38.
Truong, G., Roberts, K. H., & Todd, R. M. (2017). I saw mine first: A prior-entry effect for objects with newly acquired ownership. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 43(1), 192.
Truong, G., & Todd, R. M. (2016). SOAP opera: Self as object and agent in prioritizing attention. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience.
Truong, G., Chapman, C. S., Chisholm, J. D., Enns, J. T., & Handy, T. C. (2015). Mine in motion: how physical actions impact the psychological sense of ownership. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 42(3), 375-385.
Mickleborough, M. J. S., Chapman, C. M., Toma, A. S., Chan, J. H. M., Truong, G., & Handy, T. C. (2013). Interictal neurocognitive processing of visual stimuli in migraine: evidence from event-related potentials. PLoS ONE 8(11):
Truong, G., Turk, D. J., & Handy, T. C. (2013). An unforgettable apple: memory and
attention for forbidden objects. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 13(4), 803-813
Hayward, J., Truong, G., Partanen, M., & Giaschi, D. (2011). Effects of speed, age, and amblyopia on the perception of motion-defined form. Vision Research, 51(20), 2216-2223.
Mickleborough, M. J. S., Truong, G., & Handy, T. C. (2011). Top-down control of visual cortex in migraine populations. Neuropsychologia, 49(5), 1006-1015.