• Principal Investigators

  • Post-Doctoral Research Associates

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      Nicholas Soderstrom
      nsoderstrom@psych.ucla.edu

      Personal Webpage

      Nicholas (Nick) is a post-doc in the Bjork Lab where he examines how people learn and how people think they learn (i.e., metacognition). He is particularly interested in identifying procedures that promote long-lasting learning and foster metacognitive sophistication in order to optimize self-regulated learning, that is, learning that is initiated and managed by the learner. Findings from such research can, among other things, be applied to improve the educational practices of instructors and students alike.

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      Veronica Yan
      veronicayan@ucla.edu

      Personal Webpage

      Veronica is a post-doc and interested in all that concerns the Bjork Lab. In particular, a large chunk of her research involves examining the processes underlying category learning (and what schedules best optimize this learning), why learners often fail to appreciate the strategies that help them learn, and the interventions that might enhance self-regulated learning.

  • Graduate Students

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      Michael Garcia
      gikeymarcia@ucla.edu

      Michael is a fifth year graduate student currently exploring projects in a wide range of topics including: inductive learning, testing-delay interaction, directed forgetting, and the stability bias. Generally Michael is looking to conduct a mix of research that advances theoretical understanding of memory while also trying to apply basic research to educationally relevant situations.

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      Courtney Clark
      courtneyclark@ucla.edu

      Courtney is a fifth year grad student in the Bjork lab. She is currently focusing on the the effects of errors on later learning.

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      Erin Sparck
      emsparck@ucla.edu

      Erin is a fourth year graduate student with broad interests focusing on the application of cognitive psychology to educational practice including how to improve learners' metacognitive awareness for effective study strategies, how to improve learning through effective testing, and how to activate already known, but seemingly unrecallable "marginal knowledge." Currently, her main focus is using a confidence-weighted multiple-choice test format to improve productive retrieval processes during testing.

  • Lab Manager and Staff Research Associate

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      Saskia Giebl
      sgiebl@psych.ucla.edu

      Saskia is interested in cognitive processes that enhance long-term learning. Specifically, she focuses on types of practice that promote effective activities and conditions for long-term learning to occur. In addition, Saskia is interested in understanding the nature and function of inhibitory processes of human memory - how inhibition helps shape what we remember and forget from the past and what we imagine in our future.

Cogfog Alumni

Name Position in Bjork Lab   Current Position   Current Institution
Genna Angello Lab Manager Graduate Student Texas A&M University
Michael Anderson PhD Senior Scientist + Programme Leader MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit
Aaron Benjamin PhD Professor of Psychology University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Monica Birnbaum PhD    
Doe Buchli Graduate Student Assistant Professor Mercer University
Patricia deWinstanley PhD Professor of Psychology Oberlin College
Todd Gross PhD Faculty University of California, Santa Barbara
Jason Finley Lab Manager Postdoctoral Researcher Washington University in St. Louis
Matthew Hays PhD Research Associate Institute for Creative Technologies at USC
Nate Kornell Post Doc Assistant Professor Williams College
Jeri Little PhD Postdoctoral Researcher Washington University in St. Louis
Janet Metcalfe Post Doc Professor of Psychology Columbia
Toshiya Miyatsu Lab Manager PhD Student Washington University in St. Louis
John F. Nestojko PhD Postdoctorial Researcher Washington University in St. Louis
Lindsey Richland Post Doc Assistant Professor University of Chicago
Daniel Schieffer Lab Manager Law Student University of California, Irvine
Barbara Spellman PhD Professor of Law University of Virginia
Benjamin Storm PhD Assistant Professor University of California, Santa Cruz
Victor Sungkhasettee Lab Manager PhD Student Washington University in St. Louis
John Walker Lab Manager Political Science University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Carole Yue PhD Assistant Professor Covenant College