• Principal Investigators

  • Post-Doctoral Research Associates

    • Courtney Clark Pic

      Courtney Clark
      courtneyclark@ucla.edu

      Courtney is a post-doc in the Bjork lab. She is currently focusing on the the effects of errors on later learning.

    • Veronica Yan Pic

      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.

    • Oliver Kliegl Pic

      Oliver Kliegl
      Oliver.Kliegl@psychologie.uni-regensburg.de

      Oliver is a visiting post-doc at the Bjork lab and he is particularly interested in how retrieval processes affect episodic recall performance, and has carried out research on the role of retrieval in several classic episodic memory tasks, like the proactive interference task, the retrieval-practice task, the list-method directed forgetting task, or the testing effect task. Furthermore, he examines the effects of retrieval practice and feedback on episodic memory performance, and is also interested in the dynamics underlying the effects of interleaved and blocked learning schedules. Indeed, considering that one of the major goals of education is to teach students how to become effective learners, knowledge about if and when a given study strategy is beneficial for learning and performance would seem crucial.

  • Graduate Students

    • Michael Garcia Pic

      Michael Garcia
      gikeymarcia@ucla.edu

      Michael is a sixth 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.

    • Erin Sparck Pic

      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

    • Saskia Giebl Pic

      Saskia Giebl
      sgiebl@psych.ucla.edu

      Saskia is interested in cognitive processes that enhance long-term learning. Specifically, she focuses on conditions of practice that may promote effective activities and conditions for long-term learning and transfer of knowledge to occur.

      For further information regarding the lab please contact: cogfog.lab@gmail.com

  • The Bjork Lab, Spring 2016

    • Bjork Lab 2016

Cogfog Alumni

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