Psychonomics 2016

For those who missed our posters at Psychonomics or wanted a copy for themself, here they are.

Blais – On the unconscious context-specific proportion congruency effect: The role of facilitation and interference

Elliott – The effects of divided attention at encoding on value-directed recognition memory

Ellis – Recognition memory of visual, audiot & written dialogue in film

Pitaes – Acute pain disrupts prospective memory

Thank you to everyone who swung by and took the time to talk with us.

Summer Happenings

As the Summer semester draws to a close, we wanted to take a moment to highlight our intern Rohan Tripathi. Rohan, a local high school student, spent the summer working with us on a variety of projects and presented findings at the Banner Sun Research Institute Intern poster session.

To read his full story follow this link.

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Rohan Tripathi (left), Gene Brewer (middle), & Derek Ellis (right)

New Paper & New Data

Hi Everyone,

Just popping in to post a recent publication from the MAClab and announce our first set of openly available data.

The recent paper, Brewer, Ball, & Ware, 2016, can be found by clicking the link and is being printed in the Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition.

Additionally, the data that we are making available is from Ball, Klein, & Brewer, 2014. In the future we plan on making as much of our data freely available through this website. Click this link to access the data or jump to our data page to access it.

Night of the Open Door

This video is a bit late to the party, but after much trial and error we have a product we would like to distribute.

Once a year Arizona State University hosts Night of the Open Door. This event is setup as a public outreach event that allows people to tour the campus and see the various projects that researchers, students, and staff are working on.

This is our second time participating in the event and we wanted to come up with a way to teach people about memory research. After some brain storming we thought a fun way to do so would be to show off virtual reality based research and do a real-time graphing demonstration.

The video will explain some of the details of the event and the task used. It will also explain how we created the graphs and captured the video. Ultimately, this video may be updated over time but we wanted to share it with everyone before the opportunity passed.

A big thanks to our RAs Thomas Poniatowski, Shuangting Li, Jen Jondac, Wen Yu, Nowed Patwary, and Alex Pruneda. A special thanks to Kimberly Wingert for organizing setup and breakdown. A big tip of the hat to Derek Ellis for his technical support and work on the video. Lastly, a thanks to ASU for hosting the event and allowing us to take part.

Cognitive Neuroscience Society

This coming weekend members of the MAClab will be attending and presenting at Cognitive Neuroscience Society’s (2016) Annual Meeting in New York. Presenters will be Chris Blais (Research Faculty) and Blake Elliott (Undergraduate and future Fall 2016 graduate student). Gene Brewer, Director of the MAClab, will also be in attendance, so make sure to swing by and check out their posters. For those who cannot attend the posters they will be presenting are attached below.

Blais: CNS_Poster1

Elliott: CNS_Poster2

ASU-BNI

Today members of the MAClab attended Arizona State University’s Barrow Neurological Institute 6th Annual Research Symposium. Here are a few photos of RAs during the poster session.

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Posters Galore

The annual Psychonomic’s Society meeting was held in Chicago a few weeks ago and we wanted to present everyone with access to our posters. The posters encompass several different projects that the lab has been working on.

Kimberly M. Wingert, B. Hunter Ball, Chris Blais, & Gene A. Brewer
Negative Arousing Images Impair Working Memory Encoding

Chris Blais, Peter S. Whitehead, & Gene A. Brewer
Is Cognitive Control Unreliable? When Means are not Enough

Derek Ellis, Chris Blais, & Gene A. Brewer (not shown at Psychonomics)
Video Games and Working Memory