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.
Ran is interested in the behavioral, cognitive, and neural bases of memory and aging. They received their BS in Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience at UC San Diego, conducting their thesis on information loss in visual attention in Timothy Brady's Vision and Memory Lab. After graduating, Ran worked in Dr. Christine Smith's CNS Lab of Memory and Brain, studying the impact of white matter lesions on memory in patients with mild cognitive impairment. Currently, Ran investigates how people evaluate others' memories using their natural language and hopes to extend this work to aging populations.
Ran enjoys birding, playing D&D, and spending time with their cat, Bubba Gump.
Cal State U.: Northridge
Federal U. of Minas Gerais