Senior Lecturer in Cognitive, Linguistic and Psychological Sciences


I am a cognitive neuroscientist with research interests in understanding the neural and cognitive substrates underlying perception, attention and memory.  I am particularly interested in understanding the mechanisms of sensory feature binding and selective attention in the context of healthy and pathological aging. Recently, my research has focused on understanding the roles of the frontal control networks and the locus-coeruleus-noradrenergic (LC-NA) arousal system in mechanisms of risk and resilience to age-related cognitive and neural decline.  I received my B.A. in psychology from the College of the Holy Cross in 1992, and my Ph.D. in experimental psychology with emphasis in visual psychophysics and perception from Brown University in 1998. I then completed my postdoctoral training in cognitive neuropsychology of Alzheimer's disease at Brown University.

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