Faculty Profile for Dr. Logan Thomas Trujillo

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Dr. Logan Thomas Trujillo
Assistant Professor — Psychology
UAC 274
phone: (512) 245-3623

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Dr. Logan Trujillo Ph.D. is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at Texas State University and a research consultant at the University of Texas at Austin, Texas. He holds degrees in mathematics, physics and psychology (B.S., M.A., B.S./Ph.D.) from the University of Arizona. Dr. Trujillo’s research interests are highly interdisciplinary and provide basic and applied insight into the physical, neural, and psychological mechanisms underlying human information processing (including sensation & perception, attention & mental workload, cognitive control, social preferences, and consciousness). He accomplishes this via measurement and computational modeling of behavior, subjective reports, and non-invasive electroencephalographic (EEG) and event-related potential (ERP) signals of bioelectric brain activity.

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Trujillo, L. T. (2019). Mental effort and information-processing costs are inversely-related to global brain free energy during visual categorization. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 13. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnins.2019.01292
  • Trujillo, L. T. (2019). Computational Approaches to Human Performance in Moderate and Extreme Settings. In Human Performance Optimization The Science and Ethics of Enhancing Human Capabilities. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press.
  • Trujillo, L. T. (2019). K-th nearest neighbor (KNN) entropy estimates of complexity and integration from ongoing and stimulus-evoked electroencephalographic (EEG) recordings of the human brain. Entropy, 21, 61. https://doi.org/10.3390/e21010061
  • Trujillo, L. T., Anderson, E., & Langlois, J. H. (2018). Visual perception of facial attractiveness and typicality reflects an ideal dimension of face category structure. Journal of Vision, 18, 1335. https://doi.org/10.1167/18.10.1335
  • Schein, S. S., Trujillo, L. T., & Langlois, J. H. (2017). Attractiveness Bias: A Cognitive Explanation. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 40, 37–38. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X16000340

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Favorite Professor, Alpha Chi National College Honor Society. November 30, 2019
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Graduating Student Recognition of Academic Career Contribution, Texas State University Retention Management and Planning. June 25, 2019
  • Award / Honor Recipient: American Psychological Association Dissertation Research Award, American Psychological Association. January 1, 2006 - December 1, 2006
  • Award / Honor Recipient: University of Arizona Center for Collaborative Bioresearch (BIO5) Graduate Research Award, University of Arizona Center for Collaborative Bioresearch (BIO5). August 1, 2005 - May 1, 2006
  • Award / Honor Recipient: USA Funds Access to Education Scholarship, USA Funds. January 1, 2005 - May 1, 2005

Selected Grants

  • Westerberg, Carmen E (Principal), Paller, Ken A (Co-Principal), Trujillo, Logan Thomas (Supporting). Does superior sleep physiology contribute to superior memory function? Implications for counteracting forgetting, McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience, Memory and Cognitive Disorders Award, Private / Foundation / Corporate, $300000. (Submitted: September 3, 2019, Funded: February 1, 2020 - January 31, 2022). Grant.
  • Morley, Richard H (Principal), Smith, Kenneth Scott (Co-Principal), Metsis, Vangelis (Co-Principal), Trujillo, Logan Thomas (Co-Principal), Fulton, Cheryl Lisa (Co-Principal), Jantz, Paul B (Co-Principal), Bowman, Scott W (Co-Principal), Roche, Sean Patrick (Co-Principal). Exploring the intersection of mindfulness, stress, large-scale brain networks, bias, threat perception failure, and the decision to use deadly force using virtual reality, Texas State University, $16000. (Submitted: October 30, 2019, Funded: November 9, 2019 - Present). Grant.
  • Morley, Richard H (Principal), Smith, Kenneth Scott (Co-Principal), Metsis, Vangelis (Co-Principal), Trujillo, Logan Thomas (Co-Principal), Fulton, Cheryl Lisa (Co-Principal), Jantz, Paul B (Co-Principal), Bowman, Scott W (Co-Principal), Roche, Sean Patrick (Co-Principal). Exploring the intersection of mindfulness, stress, large-scale brain networks, bias, threat perception failure, and the decision to use deadly force using virtual reality, Texas State University, $16000. (Submitted: October 30, 2019, Funded: November 9, 2019 - Present). Grant.
  • Westerberg, Carmen E, Paller, Ken A (Co-Principal), Trujillo, Logan Thomas (Supporting). Does superior sleep physiology contribute to superior memory function? Implications for counteracting forgetting, McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience Memory and Cognitive Disorders Award, Private / Foundation / Corporate, $300000. (Submitted: March 25, 2019). Grant.
  • Trujillo, Logan Thomas (Principal). The Role of Prototypicality in the Perception of Own and Other Race Faces, Department of Psychology, Texas State University, $675. (Funded: October 2017 - Present). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Member
Texas State University Psychology Open Area Faculty Search Committee
August 1, 2019-Present
Member
Graduate Committee
January 1, 2018-Present
Undergraduate Advisor
Texas State University Undergraduate Anime Club
January 1, 2018-Present
Reviewer / Referee
Clinical Neurophysiology
January 1, 2019-December 31, 2019
Reviewer / Referee
Brain Sciences
January 1, 2019-December 31, 2019