Montana State University

Contact Information

Keith Hutchison, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Department of Psychology
Montana State University
P.O. Box 173440
Bozeman, MT 59717-3440

Tel: (406) 994-5528
Fax: (406) 994-3804
Office: 209 AJM Johnson Hall

Email: khutch@montana.edu

Attention & Memory Lab

Lab 2013

Our lab investigates human attention, memory, and language processes.

In the attention domain, we focus on peoples' ability (or inability) to control attention and how this influences performance across a variety of tasks including word recognition/pronunciation, memory for word lists, and inhibiting dominant (but inappropriate) responses.

In the memory and language domains, we focus on both benefitial and detrimental effects of context on word recognition and memory.

Another goal of our research is to understand how cognitive control over performance changes across situations and across individuals. In addition to examining individual differences in attentional control among young adults, we also test healthy older adults from the community to examine potential changes in control with age.  

 COLLABORATORS::

Dr. Dave Balota and the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at Washington University, St. Louis.

Dr. Julie Bugg and the Cognitive Control & Aging Lab at Washington University, St. Louis.

Dr. Michelle Meade's Memory and Aging Lab at MSU.

Dr. Jim Neely and the Attention, Memory, and Priming Lab at University at Albany, SUNY..

Dr. Jason Watson and the Cognitive Science Lab at the University of Utah.

CURRENT PHENOMENA INVESTIGATED INCLUDE...

(1) Instructional and proportional manipulations in semantic priming tasks.
(2) Effects of selective attention, practice, & proportion congruency in the "Stroop" task.
(3) Discrimination healthy aging from the earliest stages of Alzheimer's Disease.
(4) Individual differences in working memory capacity.
(5) Discrimination of "real" from "false" memories.

SEMANTIC PRIMING PROJECT

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