Position title: Graduate Student, Psychology, College of Letters and Sciences
Faculty Sponsor: Vanessa Simmering
BS 2014, Psychology, Pacific University
BA 2014, Anthropology, Pacific University
Aaron is interested in the processes that support visuospatial cognition over development. He has worked on developing a research program that tracks how children and adults are able to control their attention (or not) in service of different behavioral tasks. Specifically, he leads a project comparing the relations between memory and attention subprocesses at different developmental points. He is leading several projects examining attention and memory under changing task demands. Beyond these projects, he is also affiliated with cognitive training studies investigating computational and neural explanations of training-related changes in visual processing.