Intent to Remember
In a series of five experiments, instructions to subjects to remember briefly presented human faces and other pictorial stimuli were found to enhance subsequent recognition memory (Block, 2009). This research is ongoing.
Cognitive Load and Duration Judgments
In a recent meta-analysis, we investigated how cognitive load affects duration judgments. This research is now published (Block, Hancock, & Zakay, 2010).
The Spacing Effect
Some of my earliest research (along with Douglas Hintzman) investigated how the spacing of repetitions enhances memory. We are now conducting additional research on this effect, mainly using a duration-production methodology.
For additional information on my lab, or if you are interested in collaborating with us on this kind of research, please contact me.
Rick Block created this web page on May 5, 1995, and last updated it on August 19, 2010.