Dr. Alexandra Morrison

My research interests surround attention and working memory as mental processes that guide thought and action during daily life. At times, these processes support us as we navigate to a new place, hold an emotionally challenging conversation, or make a consequential decision. However, at other times, the limited capacity and error-prone nature of attention and working memory impede our success through mind wandering, forgetting, or other cognitive failures. My research focuses both on characterizing the limitations of attention and working memory, and investigating training programs or other strategies that may benefit mental performance.