I got my Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University in 2006 working with Kenneth Kotovsky and Jonathan Cagan. I then completed a postdoc at the University of Pittsburgh with Christian Schunn and Walter Schneider before moving to Mississippi State University in 2008. My research interests involve understanding the cognitive and neural mechanisms of problem solving and learning/skill acquisition. I have studied creative/insightful problem solving, problem solving in engineering design, and skill acquisition in the areas of discourse comprehension and multitasking.
I received my B.S in Psychology and B.A. in Mathematics from UCSD in 2009. I am currently a doctoral candidate in the Cognitive Science program in the Psychology department at MSU. My current research is focused on metacomprehension, specifically how people make metacomprehension judgments and how can we improve metacomprehension accuracy. I also am involved in research looking at skill transfer and finding neural correlates for metacognitive processing.
I received my B.S. in Psychology from Southern University in 2009 and an M.A. in Experimental Psychology from Middle Tennessee State University in 2013. My current research is focused on the neurocognitive processes of decision making. More specifically, I am investigating the neural activity that underlies different multi-attribute preference decisions. My research also explores the neural and cognitive differences among preference decisions with various degrees of difficulty.
- Winston Jones (2016 PhD) – now a postdoc at Baylor University
- Drew Cranford (2016 PhD) – now a postdoc at Carnegie Mellon University
A number of undergraduate research assistants work in the lab. Currently, our undergraduate members for Fall 2018 are:
- Sam Asplund
- John Chase Bryan
- Kirsten Henry
- Marsei Hogan
- Sally Passons
- Lauryn Runyan
- Laine Walker