Clyde H. Coombs and J. E. Keith Smith Distinguished University Professor of Mathematical Psychology and Cognitive Science. Co-Director, Brain, Cognition, and Action Laboratory. Member, US National Academy of Sciences.
Additional Research Interests: Psychological big ideas, Unified cognitive theory, Mind-body problem, Multi-tasking, Contemplative science
I study the mind, brain, and body with respect to how they contribute to human information processing and action. Past and current studies have elucidated mind-body interactions related to human perception, memory, language, reasoning, decision-making, attention, and movement control. To investigate these interactions, my work incorporates both empirical and theoretical research methodologies. My empirical research uses both behavioral (e.g. reaction time) measures from experimental cognitive psychology and psychophysiological (e.g. ERP) measures from cognitive neuroscience. My theoretical research uses computational and mathematical modeling. I am also interested in individual differences associated with personality traits, aging, and brain disorders.
Multitasking Is Counterproductive (an article at CNN.com)
Is Multitasking More Efficient? (an APA Online Press Release)
- Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience
- American Psychological Association Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award