Christopher Blair

Teaching Assistant Professor


Christopher Blair received his Doctorate in Cognitive and Brain Sciences from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2015 where his research focused principally on neural correlates of visual perception, size perception, and form motion interactions. Between 2015 and 2017, he completed a PostDoc in Visual Attention at McGill University. Between 2017 and 2020, he worked as an Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department at Eastern Oregon University before joining the faculty at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Research interests

  • Visual Perception
  • Neural Correlates of Visual Perception
  • Form and Motion Interactions
  • Size Perception
  • Visual Cues for Attention
  • Neural Correlates of Attentional Cueing and Orienting
  • Applications of Mastery Learning in Higher Education


  • Ph.D., Psychology, Cognitive and Brain Sciences, University of Nevada, Reno, 2015
  • M.A., Psychology, Cognitive and Brain Sciences, University of Nevada, Reno, 2012
  • B.A., German, University of Nevada, Reno, 2008

Selected publications

  • Blair, C. D., Erlikhman, G., & Caplovitz, G. (2019). The wandering circles: A flicker-rate dependent motion illusion. i-Perception, 10(5), 1-19.
  • Blair, C. D., & Ristic, J. (2018). Combined attention controls complex behavior by suppressing unlikely events. Brain and Cognition, 120, 17-25.
  • Blair, C. D., Capozzi, F., & Ristic, J. (2017). Where is your attention? Assessing individual instances of covert attentional orienting in response to gaze and arrow cues. Vision, 1(3), 1-13.