Darya L. Zabelina, Ph.D.


My research program centers at the intersection between the psychology and neuroscience of attention, executive functions, and internally-guided cognition. Specifically, my work links traditional subfields of cognitive psychology with important under-explored processes spanning mind wandering, creativity, and imagination. I apply a variety of techniques, including behavioral, genetic, electrophysiological (EEG and ERP), and functional MRI (fMRI) techniques. A long-term objective is to create a theoretical foundation upon which to develop methods to enhance creative thinking and problem-solving abilities.