Projects

Currently, we have several ongoing projects. One recently funded project from the Institute of Educational Sciences is called “Combined Cognitive and Motivational Interventions for ADHD Children” and is in collaboration with John Jonides at Michigan, Susanne Jaeggi at UC Irvine & Martin Buschkuehl at the MIND Research Institute, and Andrea Chronis-Tuscano at the University of Maryland.

A related cognitive training project focuses on older adults and is funded by the National Institute of Aging with Susanne Jaeggi (PI), John Jonides, Patricia Reuter-Lorenz, & Martin Buschkuehl

In another line of research, we address the perceptual processes in graph interpretation and teaching graph comprehension; this work is funded by a grant from the Institute for Educational Sciences awarded to Steve Franconeri (PI), David Uttal, and myself.

Improving scientific literacy is another major theme in our laboratory, and some of this work is funded by a grant from the University of Michigan’s M-Cubed program.

Finally, we have been working on projects related to working memory and mathematics instruction; everyday experiences and their effect on executive function, and mindwandering and attention in ADHD adults. We’re a busy lab!