Mechanisms of Cognition & Attention (MoCA) laboratory

Director: Darya L. Zabelina, Ph.D.





        

Recent News

In January 2018 Dr. Darya Zabelina will be re-locating to Fayetteville, Arkansas to start a faculty position in the Department of Psychological Science at the University of Arkansas. If you are interested in working with Dr. Zabelina in the beautiful land of the Ozarks, and living in the city rated #5 city to live in the US, please contact Darya. The Psychology graduate program opens October 15 and closes Dec 1.
 
















Dr. Zabelina's research program centers at the intersection between the psychology and neuroscience of attention, executive functions, and internally-guided cognition. Specifically, the work of the Mechanisms of Cognition & Attention (MoCA) laboratory links traditional subfields of cognitive psychology with important under-explored processes spanning  creativity, imagination (projecting forward in time, simulating the future), and mind wandering. Dr. Zabelina applies 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.



                              




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