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Associate Professor, Cognition & Perception
Office Location(s): 4052 East Hall
Using a combination of behavioral methods and non-invasive brain imaging techniques, such as fMRI and EEG, I study how humans to pay attention to stimuli of interest while minimizing distraction from irrelevant stimuli. An area of special interest concerns how the operation of mechanisms that detect and resolve conflict between competing mental representations influences the performance of cognitive tasks. Related interests include the operation of conflict processing mechanisms in real-world situations (e.g., deciding whether to exercise or watch TV) and in clinical syndromes that are characterized by abnormally high levels of conflict processing (e.g., obsessive compulsive disorder and addiction). They also include the study of individual differences in conflict processing in neurologically-intact populations and whether such differences relate to individual differences in other psychological processes.
Attention and Cognitive Control Laboratory
Undergraduate Program in Neuroscience
Undergraduate Science Building (USB)1140 USB204 Washtenaw Ave
Ann Arbor, MI