I studied psychology (along with a minor in music) at Florida State University. During my BSc training, I focused on memory, education, and expertise, particularly on understanding psychological factors that influence individual differences in achievement, such as working memory capacity and motivational factors. I completed PhD training at the University of Missouri under the supervision of Prof Nelson Cowan, focusing on testing hypotheses in memory. Back-to-back Kirschstein National Research Service Awards enabled me to complete fundamental research on how verbal and visual information becomes associated in memory and to undertake training in neuroscience methods in the Cognitive Control and Psychopathology Lab at Washington University in St. Louis, with Prof Todd Braver. In 2008 I moved to Rijkuniversiteit Groningen as a Rosalind Franklin Fellow and Assistant Professor. I became Chancellor's Fellow at the University of Edinburgh in 2013.
During the first five weeks of the fall term, my drop-in student consultation hours are 4:00-5:00 pm on Wednesdays, or by appointment. Please send me an email if you would like to arrange an appointment.
I am interested in working memory, attention, and their development across the lifespan.