Graduate Students


                                        Abhishek Dey

Abhishek is interested in the intersectionality of implicit mechanisms of control and explicit judgements and performance.  Abhishek’s previous research was involved with action control.  His master’s thesis examined the effect of instructions on implicit knowledge of the uncertainty of motor actions.  Currently, he is investigating the boundary conditions of when cognitive control mechanisms are applied to representations of categories, as opposed to representations of exemplars.  Understanding these boundary conditions would inform future research regarding stereotyping and policy-making for diversity training.  Abhishek is also looking to investigate whether (a) minute environmental shifts can be detectable, and (b) if awareness of those shifts leads to performance changes in either proactive or reactive control.

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                                             Emily Streeper

Emily joined the lab in the Fall of 2016 after earning a bachelor’s degree in psychology at Washington and Lee University in May 2016. Her bachelor’s thesis examined the impact of multitasking and divided attention on information processing and learning in an academic context. She is currently investigating how divided attention impacts prospective memory. Her research interests include aging, prospective memory, cognitive control, and attention. 

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