Gizem Filiz

Gizem is working on several questions about encoding and decision bias in recognition memory.  Her current projects focus on the roles of strategies and decision heuristics contributing to value directed encoding effects. This work demonstrates that item value may not have an automatic influence on performance. Additionally, she is examining the specificity of memory decisions biases that are induced via subtle forms of feedback.


In Gizem's free time, she likes to spend time with her cat, Simba, and playing pool.  



Xinran Zhang

Ran is interested in the behavioral, cognitive, and neural basis of memory and aging. Their current project examines the role of memory conclusions in stimulus evaluation. Our lab has recently demonstrated that the outcome of memory decisions influences valenced ratings for the memoranda, suggesting that subjects misattribute positive and negative reactions to search outcomes onto memoranda  (Gyrbinas & Dobbins, 2019). Ran's new research extends this to both positive and negative judgments of memoranda and further links the effect to decision confidence.

Ran enjoys cooking, playing Dungeons & Dragons, and spending time with their cat, Bubba Gump.



Research Assistants:

Samir Khare, Henry Xiao, Linda Pang

Lab Alumni


Diana Selmeczy

Assistant Professor

U. Colorado: Colorado Springs


Jihyun Cha

Senior Data Analyst


Marina Gross

Strategic Engagement Lead

Washington University


Akira O'Connor

Senior Lecturer

U. Saint Andrews


Sanghoon Han

Associate Professor

Yonsei University

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Justin Cox

Director, Data Science

Kemper Corp.

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Justin Kantner

Associate Professor

Cal State U.: Northridge

Antonio Jaeger

Associate Professor

Federal U. of Minas Gerais