Faculty and Labs
Research Interests: investigation of formation and representation of categories from a multi-disciplinary approach utilizing behavioral research methods, computational modelling, and fMRI.
Research Interests: human-animal interaction generally, with a special interest in how humans process information about companion animals. Historically, also a well-developed interest in the areas of human memory, motor skills, and aging.
Research Interests: The functions and limitations of the human visual system, and how mechanisms of attention recruit regions of the brain that process visual input in order to facilitate behavioral goals.
Research Interests: Multimedia (e.g., visual and verbal materials, comic books, video games) and Multimedia Learning (e.g., learning from text with diagrams, causal learning diagrams), Metacognition (thinking about thinking), Reading Comprehension, Memory, Education (learning and studying).
Research Interests: understanding and optimizing brain functioning and behavior over the lifespan; developing and applying preventive interventions for behavioral problems and mental disorders such as learning difficulties, ADHD, mood disorders and addictions; neuroimaging (fMRI/PET/EEG/ TMS); physiological measures (heart rate variability, skin conductance, cortisol); genetic and epigenetic analysis.
Research Interests: text processing, text and discourse analysis, language learning, category induction, engineering problem solving, connectionist modeling.
Research Interests: psychopharmacology, discriminative and reinforcing effects of drugs and the roles of receptor-mediated processes in the development of drug tolerance and dependence.
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