Phone calls, messages, or emails: At work, we are interrupted and distracted several times a day. This is especially challenging when working from home due to Covid-19. In a recent study, we focused on how such interferences affect the performance of working memory. We could show that it is particularly difficult to get back to the primary task after an interruption. This was not the case with non-relevant distractions.Continue reading Recent findings on how interruptions affect working memory
My PhD project investigates how the brain handles visual information that lost its relevance after it was encoded into working memory.Continue reading PhD project: Attentional selection within working memory
The emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to bring forth alternative formats for researchers across the globe to connect. Based on the observation that early career researchers, who are even more dependent on conferences and in-person meetings for networking opportunities, Edward Ester (Florida Atlantic University) and Jarrod Lewis-Peacock (University of Texas at Austin) set out to organize a virtual working memory symposium as a venue for trainees to present their work.Continue reading Virtual Working Memory Symposium
Continue reading CNS Virtual Meeting 2020
How to combine the urge to connect with other researchers and the need to stay at home? The Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS) addressed this issue by offering a virtual annual meeting from May 2 – 5, 2020.