Jeff Zacks

Associate Chair, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Professor of 
Psychological and Brain Sciences
Professor of Radiology

Ph.D., Stanford University
M.A., Stanford University
B.A., Yale University

Phone: 314-935-8454
Office: Psychology Building 419B
Mailbox: CB 1125

Professor Zacks' laboratory studies how the representations in the brain and the world work together in cognition. He studies perception and cognition using behavioral experiments, functional MRI, computational modeling, and testing of neurological patients. One line of research examines how people parse the continuous stream of behavior into meaningful events, and how this affects memory and cognition. Another line examines how mental imagery contributes to reasoning about spatial relations, especially how mental representations of one's body are updated during imagery and reasoning.

Current Courses

Recent Previous Courses

  • Advanced Cognitive Psychology: Psychology 5087, Fall 2014 (with Ian Dobbins)
  • Cognitive Psychology: Psychology 360 (web site in Blackboard)
  • The Cognitive Neuroscience of Film: Psychology 488/PNP 4488 (web site in Blackboard)