Research Interests


Research in the Jacoby Lab focuses on questions related to cognitive control and to subjective experience. The distinction between consciously-controlled and automatic processes is of particular interest. We have pursued these interests to investigate age-related differences in memory and perception as well as issues related to education. Other research extends the consciously-controlled/automatic distinction to the domain of social psychology. Interest in subjective experience has led to investigations of memory illusions (e.g., memory for a prior encounter with a message making a room seem less noisy during a later encounter with the same message).

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Psychology Building Room 435

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Last updated by Ashley Bartels on 08/12/13