I investigate differences in memory and decision-making between younger and older adults using behavioral (computer tasks), eye tracking, and fMRI methods.
Research activities include designing experiments, reading and discussing scientific research articles, finding connections between different articles that we read, recruiting and running older and younger adult participants in studies, statistical analysis of memory and decision-making performance and neural activity associated with those tasks, and meeting with other students in the lab, me, and collaborators at other universities to discuss research.
Currently looking for a student to apply and work in these programs
- Any program/opportunity
I can mentor a student enrolled in 498/4998/499/4999 hours during these semesters
- Any start time
The ideal student would have the following qualifications:
- Persistence in attempting to problem-solve
- Meticulous attention to details
- Consistent, timely, and clear communication skills
- Time management skills
- Curiosity and interest in learning more about the scientific study of cognition
- Openness to interdisciplinary thinking and collaborative work (students in my lab come from a variety of majors such as Computer Science, Psychology, and Biology and we often work in teams)
- Desire to build your identity as a scientist
- Commitment to give research the same priority as any other class
- Willingness to learn R and other types of coding
Interested? Please email me.