May 2018: Congratulations to Julia Schorn for receiving a Graduate Research Mentorship Award from UCLA.

May 2018: Several lab members attended the 30th Annual Meeting of the Association for Psychological Science Meeting in San Francisco. (Click on pictures to see details)

June 2018 Congratulations to Joseph Hennessee, our newest Ph.D.

July 2018 The lab received a grant from the NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse on “The Effects of Early-Life Stress on the Neural Mechanisms Supporting Instrumental Behavior”

September, 2018 Welcome Alex Gordon, our new Grad student!

November, 2018 Vaibhav Thakur and Julia Schorn presented posters at the Society for Neuroscience Meeting in San Diego and the Psychonomic Society Meeting in New Orleans


March 2019 Vaibhav Thakur presented data examining perceptual decision-making in patients with different subtypes of Parkinson’s Disease at the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society in San Francisco.

May 2019 Julia Schorn presented her work on interleaved practice of implicitly learned sequences and transfer to new sequences at the Association for Psychological Science Meeting in Washington, DC.

August 2019 Alex Gordon gave a talk on early-life stress and instrumental learning at the Bay Area Memory Meeting at San Jose State, which was hosted by lab alum Valerie Carr.

September 2019 Welcome to Vaibhav Thakur, who enrolled in the UCLA Psychology Graduate Program

November 2019 Several lab members and alumni were at the Psychonomic Society Meeting in Montreal.

Tara Patterson presented a poster showing that when information is highly imageable and easy to encode, there is little prioritizing of high value over low value information in memory






Congratulations to Henri De Guzman, who was accepted into the UCLA Psychology Research Opportunity Program for Winter/Spring 2020