Darya L. Zabelina, Ph.D.


My research program focuses on cognitive processes that rely on internally-oriented attention such as creative thinking, imagination, and mindfulness. I am especially interested in how attention, cognitive control, motivation, personality, and biology influence our internally-oriented cognition. I apply a variety of perspectives - from cognitive neuroscience to social psychology - to come to a fuller understanding of the human minds. In addition, I have a keen interest in exploring ways of enhancing and fostering the development of creative thinking and problem-solving abilities.