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The Mind Lab @ Earlham College!

What do we do?

The main focus of The Mind Lab is the exploration of several mental processes, such as attention and memory, and how they interact with each other. The current area of inquiry is prospective memory, which is the ability to remember to perform an intended action  in the future (e.g., remembering to feed a pet or take an important medication). We explore why individuals mistakenly repeat prospective memory tasks even after they are fulfilled successfully. For example, why is it difficult to remember the act of taking a medication while distracted? And why are individuals likely to take that medication again instead of trusting their habits and assuming that it was taken? The lab's main goals are to explore the causes of these errors and to explore solutions to help individuals avoid making them. Areas of inquiry will vary by semester/year.

The Team! (pictures coming soon)

Angel Muñoz ,  Ph.D.   Principal Investigator   Experimental Psychologist, University of Wyoming

Angel Muñoz, Ph.D. Principal Investigator

Experimental Psychologist, University of Wyoming

Robert Alba, Research Assistant  Psychology major (junior standing)

Robert Alba, Research Assistant

Psychology major (junior standing)

Vanessa Duran, Research Assistant  Neuroscience major (junior sanding)

Vanessa Duran, Research Assistant

Neuroscience major (junior sanding)

Sudeep Lama, Research Assistant  Neuroscience major (senior standing)

Sudeep Lama, Research Assistant

Neuroscience major (senior standing)

Alumni:

Emma O'Brien   Research Assistant   Psychology and Medical Humanities Major (junior standing)

Emma O'Brien Research Assistant

Psychology and Medical Humanities Major (junior standing)

Yunjoo Shin   Research Assistant   Neuroscience major (senior standing)

Yunjoo Shin Research Assistant

Neuroscience major (senior standing)