Coming soon to a broadcast near you

Last week local evening news reporter and weather anchor Kristy Siefkin visited the Memory and Attention Control Laboratory to talk with Gene Brewer about the Mandela Effect.

This post will be updated with the video segment after it airs, but in the meantime here are Kristy and Brian Kae of Fox 10 news wearing our new 256-electrode EGI caps.

Update 7/27/2017: The segment aired on 7/24/2017 and here is a link to view the segment and write-up.

 

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)

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.

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