Attention & Memory Lab
Our lab investigates human attention, memory, and language processes.
Specifically, we focus on peoples' ability (or inability) to control attention and how this interacts with instructions, external cues, and context to influence performance across a variety of tasks including selective attention, reading, memory, and tasks requiring the suppression of dominant (but inappropriate) responses.
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.
Bugg-Hutchison Lab Logo courtesy of Brooke Charbonneau
- Dr. Jason Watson and the Cognitive Science Lab at CU Denver.
- Dr. Jim Neely and the Attention, Memory, and Priming Lab at University at Albany, SUNY.
CURRENT PHENOMENA INVESTIGATED INCLUDE...
- Instructional and proportional manipulations in conflict and semantic priming tasks.
- Potential Heart/Brain interactions in controlling attention.
- Examining focused attention versus mind wandering when controlling eye movements
- Discriminating healthy aging from the earliest stages of Alzheimer's Disease.
- Discrimination of "real" from "false" memories.