Faculty Profile for Dr. Logan Thomas Trujillo

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

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Dr. Logan Trujillo Ph.D. is an associate 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. (2021, November). Editorial introduction: What kind of brain activity is sufficient for consciousness? Symposium on the Hidden Spring: A Journey to the Source of Consciousness. Journal of Consciousness Studies.
  • Edwards, D. J., & Trujillo, L. T. (2021). An analysis of the external validity of EEG spectral power in an uncontrolled outdoor environment during default and complex neurocognitive states. Brain Sciences, 11(3), 330.
  • Morley, R. M., Bowman, S. W., Fulton, C. L., Roche, S. P., Jantz, P. B., & Trujillo, L. T. (2019). Mindfulness, self-control, implicit bias, race, threat perception failure, and the accidental use of deadly force against off-duty officers. Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11896-019-09352-3
  • 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.

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

  • Clary, Kelly Lynn (Principal), Morley, Richard H (Co-Principal), Metsis, Vangelis (Co-Principal), Trujillo, Logan Thomas (Co-Principal), Smith, Kenneth Scott (Co-Principal), Goffnett, Jacob (Co-Principal), Gagnon, Oscar (Co-Principal). Exploring Psychophysiological and Perceived Health-Related Behaviors During and After Gender Affirming and Non-Affirming Language Among Transgender People Within a Virtual Reality Setting, Multidisciplinary Internal Research Grant Program (MIRG), Texas State University, $28110. (Submitted: January 30, 2021, Funded: May 15, 2021 - May 15, 2022). Grant.
  • 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.
  • Trujillo, Logan Thomas. A pilot study of the interaction between perception, recognition, and operant conditioning, Department of Psychology, Texas State University, Texas State University, $1050. (Funded: September 2020 - Present). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Co-Chair
Colloquium & Brownbag Committee
August 2021-Present
Member
Mentoring Program Committee
August 2021-Present
Member
Student Awards & Scholarship Committee
August 2021-Present
Member
Undergraduate Program Committee
August 2021-Present
Member
Academic Computing Committee
January 2021-Present