People

John Jonides : Daniel J. Weintraub Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience

John Jonides

jjonides@umich.edu

Daniel J. Weintraub Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience

Education

  • B.A., Johns Hopkins University, 1969
  • M.Ed., Johns Hopkins University, 1971
  • M.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1972
  • Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1975
    CV

Research Interests

  • Memory
  • Executive processes
  • Training of cognitive processes
  • Training of working memory

Current Projects

  • Studies of cognitive and brain mechanisms of executive processing
  • Studies of retrieval mechanisms in short-term memory
  • Studies of the influence of motivation on cognitive control, memory, and cognitive training
  • Studies of working memory and transcranial direct current stimulation

Outside Interests

  • Jogging
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Movies
Tessa Abagis : Graduate Student

Tessa Abagis

tabagis@umich.edu

Graduate Student

Education

  • B.A., Boston University, Psychology & Neuroscience, 2013
  • Ph.D. Pre-Candidate, Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience
  • CV

Research Interests

  • Attention and distractibility
  • ADHD
  • tDCS/TMS/brain stimulation
  • Neuroimaging

Current Projects

Currently I am conducting studies of distraction in people with and without ADHD. Ultimately, I aim to develop ways to mitigate interference from external distractors by employing brain stimulation and manipulating task demands on perceptual load.

Outside Interests

  • Traveling
  • Cooking
  • Reading
Benjamin Katz : Graduate Student

Benjamin Katz

benkatz@umich.edu

Graduate Student

Education

  • B.A., Columbia University, Psychology & Film Studies, 2006
  • M.S., University of Michigan, Psychology, 2015
  • Ph.D. Candidate, Education and Psychology
  • CV

Research Interests

  • Memory training
  • Neuroscience

Current Projects

I am interested in how cognitive interventions can improve processes like working memory and lead to better educational outcomes.

Outside Interests

  • Game design
  • Traveling
  • Hiking
Michelle Evans : Lab Manager/Study Coordinator

Michelle Evans

mmevans@umich.edu

Lab Manager/Study Coordinator

B.A. Psychology, University of Michigan-Dearborn

Undergraduate Assistants

  • Paige Ball
  • Gina Choe
  • Nicole Ciraulo
  • Katelyn Colter
  • Maya Eter
  • Avery Katz
  • Alexa Korbakes
  • Arushi Mahajan
  • Sally Nagia
  • Eli Rachlin
  • Sheebani Talati

Recent Collaborators

Martin Buschkuehl : Research Scholar

Martin Buschkuehl

mbuschkuehl@mindresearch.net

Research Scholar

Web page through MIND Research Institute: http://www.mindresearch.org/science/researchers/

Susanne Jaeggi : Associate Professor; University of California, Irvine

Susanne Jaeggi

smjaeggi@uci.edu

Associate Professor; University of California, Irvine

Faculty web page through University of California, Irvine

Ethan Kross : Professor of Psychology; University of Michigan

Ethan Kross

ekross@umich.edu

Professor of Psychology; University of Michigan

Faculty web page through University of Michigan: https://lsa.umich.edu/psych/people/faculty/ekross.html

Laboratory web page: http://selfcontrol.psych.lsa.umich.edu/

Alumni

Collaborators

Post Docs

  • Marc Berman
  • Martin Buschkuehl
  • Susanne Jaeggi
  • Katherine Krpan
  • Derek Evan Nee

Grad Students

Research Assistants

    • Courtney Behnke
    • Patrick Bissett
    • Christopher Cargill
    • Catherine Cherny
    • Lauren Davis
    • Mona El-Hout
    • Alexa Erickson
    • Laura Hieber
    • Sue Li
    • Jennifer Lindner
    • Lucy Ma
    • Ola Nowakowska
    • Christina Oska
    • Katie Sarkesian
    • Hannah Schwimmer
    • Thea Senger
    • Neha Thawani
    • Kirti Thummala
    • Kerry Traub
    • Marie Yasuda