The Memory and Attention Laboratory at the University of South Dakota is part of the Human Factors program in the Department of Psychology. We study memory, attention, and multitasking in humans. Our work informs current theories of how working memories are formed, the causes of forgetting, and the relationship between working memory and higher-order cognitive behavior.
Presentation at the Distributed Working Memory Series
Tim will be presenting some work from our lab on computational modeling of working memory representations on November 22, 2021. The Distributed Working Memory Series is a rolling professional conference symposium that is free to the public and attended by many of the top scientists in our field. The talk will be streamed live at 9:00am CST, link available on the series website.
The Lab Presents at Psychonomics 2021
This year we have 3 poster presentations at the Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society. Kelly, Megan, & Tim are each presenting one project from our lab. If you are attending the virtual meeting this year, stop by and let us know what you think!
Megan Presents at the Annual Meeting of the South Dakota Psychological Association
Megan presented her work on the perceived workload of complex span tasks. This was be the lab's first trip to the SDPA meeting. Megan took first place in the student poster award competition!
Welcome to the New Members of the Lab
Katie, Grace, & Anika are joining the laboratory as undergraduate research assistants this Fall. They will be assisting Kelly Cotton with her work on creativity and working memory consolidation.
Kelly Presents at the Virtual Working Memory Symposium
This June (2021) Kelly presented her work on creativity and consolidation into long-term memory at the Virtual Working Memory Symposium. This is a virtual replacement for the cancelled in-person working-memory events when graduate students typically get experience speaking to established working memory researchers. Stay tuned for more on this project as it evolves.