Principal Investigator


Dr. Rickard
Timothy Rickard, PhD
trickard@ucsd.edu
Personal Page
Faculty Page

My research interests include human learning and knowledge representation, memory retrieval processes, acquisition and transfer of skills, and mathematical cognition. This work emphasizes both theory development and potential application. Ongoing projects explore the role of sleep in learning and memory, optimization of children's learning in arithmetic and other domains, and the cognitive processes underlying recall from long-term memory.



Graduate Students


Jarett
Jarrett Lovelett, MA
jlovelet@ucsd.edu

Through experimental and computational methods, Jarrett works to understand the ways in which human learning and memory can be improved, both in the lab and out in the world. He is committed to putting the scientific insights of his field into practice through his teaching (statistics), writing (NeuWrite blog), and outreach (ComSciCon).



Affiliated Researchers


Steven
Steven Pan, PhD
stevencpan@ucsd.edu
Personal Website

Steven's research program focuses on evidence-based learning techniques. This work encompasses multiple strategies and subject domains, including: (1) retrieval practice; (2) interleaved practice; (3) spelling instruction with children and adults; and (4) sleep and procedural skills. Dr. Pan was a graduate student in Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, where he completed his PhD in 2018. He is currently a UC Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellow at the Bjork Lab at UCLA.


Daniel
Daniel Bajic, PhD
dbajic@ucsd.edu
Personal Website

Research interests: learning and memory, with a focus on skill acquisition and knowledge representations. Dr. Bajic was a graduate student in the Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, where he completed his PhD in 2009. He is now affiliated with the Rickard and Wixted Labs.


Daniel
Tilo Strobach, PhD
tilo.strobach@medicalschool-hamburg.de
Personal Page

Dr. Strobach focuses his research on the analysis of cognitive plasticity as a result of training (for example: video-game, dual-task, working memory, and task switching training) and cognitive aging. Furthermore, he aims at specifying the cognitive processing architecture in situations that demand executive functions as well as the perception of complex objects.


Daniel
Franziska Orscheschek, MSc
franziska.orscheschek@medicalschool-hamburg.de
Personal Page

Franziska has conducted research on the cognitive factors that are relevant to treatment success in posttraumatic stress disorder, forensic psychology, and treatment of adolescent offenders. She is also investigating the processing architecture of dual memory recall after exercise.


Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience Lab, Winter 2018

From left to right: Steven Pan, Andrew Nguyen, Kaiqi Guo, Max Bishop, Kellie King, Haozhi Hu, Gayathri Sridhar, Timothy Rickard, Minnie Lin, McLean Taggard, Dominic D'Andrea, Ikjot Thind, Derek Stoeckenius, Qian Zhang, Ziteng Wang, Holly Shen, Jarrett Lovelett.

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Current Honors Students and Undergraduate Researchers

Name Position Links / Department Affiliation
Andrew Nguyen Lab Coordinator Personal Website / Cognitive Science
Gayathri Sridhar Assistant Lab Coordinator Psychology
Charles Dupont Sr. Undergraduate Researcher Cognitive Science
Max Bishop Sr. Undergraduate Researcher Cognitive Science
Christina Jaimez Undergraduate Researcher Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience
Chung Liu Undergraduate Researcher Psychology
Jianyi Liu Undergraduate Researcher Psychology
Jagruti Thankey Undergraduate Researcher Psychology / Applied Mathematics
Juan Diaz-Delgado Undergraduate Researcher Cognitive Science / Math and Economics
Vivian Fitch Undergraduate Researcher Psychology
Ben Zywicki Undergraduate Researcher Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience

Recent Undergraduate Alumni and Key Personnel

Name Position Year/Notes
John Barry Lab Coordinator graduated in 2015 / Cornell
Daanish Unwalla Lab Coordinator graduated in 2016 / now in medical school
Dominic D'Andrea Lab Coordinator graduated in 2017 / now at Sanford Consortium
Jessica Osuna Assistant Lab Coordinator graduated in 2016 / now at VA
Ikjot Thind Assistant Lab Coordinator graduated in 2017
Sarah Hutter Honors Student graduated in 2016 / Princeton
Carol Wong Honors Student graduated in 2016 / GMU
Ben Rubin Honors Student graduated in 2013 / Teacher
Kaiqi Guo Undergraduate Researcher graduated in 2018
Arpita Gopal Undergraduate Researcher graduated in 2015 / UCSF
Kellie King Undergraduate Researcher graduated in 2018 / Senior Thesis
McLean Taggard Undergraduate Researcher graduated in 2018 / Senior Thesis
Muzi Chen Undergraduate Researcher completed 199 in 2018
Natalia Cameroni-Adams Undergraduate Researcher graduated in 2018
Jon Clausen Undergraduate Researcher graduated in 2017 / Senior Thesis
Jahan Tajran Undergraduate Researcher graduated in 2017 / now in medical school

For an extended list of lab alumni, please visit this page.