Graduation Day!

With the closing of another great academic year we want to take a moment to say congratulations and highlight some of our graduating honor students. The three students we seek to honor are Aaron Cohen (second from left), Mohitha Obulasetty (right), and Krysten Sullivan (second from right).

Aaron’s honors thesis examined how motivation influences problem solving accuracy and metacognitive monitoring and control processes during problem solving.

Mohitha’s honors thesis examined how binaural beats augment sustained attention.  Mohitha’s thesis was the first preregistered honors thesis from the MACLab!

Krysten’s honors thesis examined how different confidence scales impacts recognition memory decision-making using signal detection parameters d’ and c.

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.