Our lab focuses on the cognitive processes underlying memory, perception, and attention.  This work would not be possible without the help and efforts of undergraduate students at Westfield State University.  If you would like to join our team, consider completing an application. [click here for an application to work with us!]

Here are three areas we are currently investigating:

Working Memory for Taste/Olfaction: Can we remember tastes and smells?  How do these mental representations compare to those of vision and hearing?  We are working to identify similarities and differences in memory for these less-often-studied senses.

Nonverbal Memory: How do we remember things that we can’t even put into words?  How is this information coded and stored in the brain?  We are studying our ability to remember non-verbalizable images, sounds, tastes, and smells.

Narrative Processing: Do story spoilers really matter?  Can elements of your personality or cognition predict how much you will enjoy a suspenseful movie?  We are examining how we enjoy pop-culture, like television, film, and literature.

You can find some of our work available freely available on ResearchGate.  If you would like a copy of any of our research articles, we would be happy to send you a digital copy through email.