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Barbara Dosher, PhD

Distinguished Professor of Cognitive Sciences at University of California, Irvine. Director of the Memory Attention Perception Lab.

“By developing models of how we learn, we hope to help design better protocols for training and remediation.”

Barbara Dosher is a professor of Cognitive Science at University of California, Irvine, and the director of the Memory Attention Perception Lab.

Dosher’s primary research interests involve aspects of attentional processes and human memory, particularly forgetting and retrieval of implicit and explicit working memories. She also studies the neural mechanisms of perceptual task learning. Dosher is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and received the 2018 Atkinson Prize in Psychological and Cognitive Sciences.

She completed her research doctoral training at the University of Oregon in Experimental psychology in 1977.

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