Principal Investigator

Randy Engle, PhD


Research Interests

  • The nature and cause of individual differences in working memory capacity
  • The role of those differences to real-world cognitive tasks
  • The association of working memory capacity and cognitive control to fluid intelligence

Post-Doc

Alexander P. Burgoyne, PhD


Research Interests

  • Expertise
  • Academic achievement
  • Intelligence
  • Individual differences

Graduate Student

Christopher
Draheim

Lab Manager

Measurement of
Executive Functioning

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  • Graduate Student

    Jason
    Tsukahara

    Website

    Attention control and
    Pupil size

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  • Graduate Student

    Cody
    Mashburn

    Task Manager

    Cognition and
    intelligence

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  • Undergaduate Research Assitants

    Mariel Barnett

    Major: Psychology and History, Technology, & Society

    Class Standing: Senior

    I enjoy working in the Attention and Working Memory Lab as it gives me real-world experience working alongside a variety of unique and talented people. I have interests in cognition, development, and overcoming mental health disparities in diverse populations. After graduating, I intend to pursue a career in academia or counseling.

    Hana Ghiathi

    Major: Psychology

    Class Standing: Junior

    I am a third-year Psychology major who is ecstatic to work with this lab. I am interested in abnormal and social psychology as well as attention and memory. I am excited to work for this lab and learn more about the process of psychological research and gain some experience of my own! In the future, I hope to attend medical school and work in underserved communities.

    Sonya Jin

    Major: Psychology

    Class Standing: Senior

    I am excited to work in the Attention and Working Memory lab as it gives me first hand insight into the research process and valuable work experience. As I plan to go into the medical field, I am primarily interested in human development and believe my studies in psychology will aid me in helping people in the future.


    Firdous Khan

    Major: Business

    Class Standing: Senior

    Coming soon...

    Cassandra Marshall

    Major: Psychology

    Class Standing: Freshman

    I am beyond excited to work in the Attention and Working Memory lab as I continue to gain unique experiences and opportunities. Growing up as an athlete, I am specifically interested in sports psychology and how digital media/culture creates false narratives for healthiness. Additionally, I hope to explore coding principles in sensory systems. After graduation, I plan to attend medical school.

    Jacob Miller

    Major: Psychology

    Class Standing: Graduated

    I'm honored to join the Attention and Working Memory Lab as an opportunity to continue to experience hands-on research and help further research at GT. My interests include cognitive and social psychology, with a special interest in individual traits like personality. I plan to pursue even more practical experience following graduation, with the ultimate plan to return to research.


    Michael Nguyen

    Major: Biology

    Class Standing: Sophomore

    I am grateful to be working in the Attention and Working Memory lab. In addition to having wonderful and intelligent coworkers and graduate students to learn from, the environment provides me an opportunity to experience psychological research and develop lab experience while exploring cognition and attention distribution. I intend to follow a career in the medical field after school and I believe the experiences and knowledge I gain from this lab will propel me further into a successful future.

    Nya Powell

    Major: Psychology

    Class Standing: Freshman

    I wanted to work at the Attention and Working Memory Lab as a freshman in order to explore and learn more about the various branches of psychology and to gain work experience. I particularly have an interest in abnormal psychology and am very interested in diagnosing mental illnesses/disabilities. After graduating, I plan on going to med school and becoming a psychiatrist, but I also wish to open up my own clinical practice to continuously treat patients.

    Tanya Sharma

    Major: Psychology

    Class Standing: Graduated

    I am excited to join the Attention and Working Memory Lab in order to gain direct work experience in a lab environment and learn more about the field of executive functioning. I'm interested in cognitive science, neuroscience, and abnormal psychology. I hope to attend graduate school after completing my undergraduate education!


    Jordan Suson-Mrak

    Major: Psychology

    Class Standing: Sophomore

    I am a second-year psychology major and I am so excited and honored to join the Attention and Working Memory Lab! Joining this lab is a great opportunity to get hands-on experience in psychological research and explore some of my interests such as cognitive and behavioral psychology. After I graduate from Georgia Tech, I plan to attend graduate school and ultimately use this research experience to help my future career. 

    Akshaya Thoutam

    Major: Neuroscience

    Class Standing: Freshman

    Coming soon... 

    René van Hoorde

    Major: Psychology and Industrial Engineering

    Class Standing: Sophomore

    Joining the Attention and Working Memory Lab has been a very exciting opportunity for me. As an Industrial Engineering and Psychology double major, I am fascinated by individual differences like intelligence and personality, and their ability to predict motivation, decision making, and real-world performance. I plan to pursue graduate studies in clinical psychology and, further, a career in academia or clinical practice.