Assistant Professor of Cognitive Psychology

Every moment, we apply our learning from prior experiences, using our accumulated knowledge to navigate and interact with the world. In fact, much of our lives are spent adding to our knowledge, both formally and informally. 

Sharda Umanath studies how knowledge works in memory and is interested in answering questions like: 

How can prior knowledge be used to benefit healthy older adults’ remembering and everyday memory experiences? (cognitive aging)    

How does knowledge in culture influence the way we remember the stories of our lives and the shared stories of the groups with which we identify? (autobiographical memory; collective memory)

How can we improve detection and correction of errors that enter the knowledge base through our general interactions with the world? (educational implications)


    ●Contact Information for Dr. Umanath
    Phone: (909) 607-9332