Daniel Simons is a professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Illinois. His own research focuses on visual attention, perception, and memory, and he is best known for his work on inattentional blindness and change blindness. He is the co-author of the book, The Invisible Gorilla. He also blogs at theinvisiblegorilla.com and at PsychologyToday. You can learn more about him on his personal website: www.dansimons.com
Alex Konkel received a B.S. in physics from Washington University where he also conducted research in psychology with Larry Jacoby and Randy Buckner. He received a M.A. in psychology and is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Illinois where he works with Neal J. Cohen and Aaron Benjamin. His research focuses on the cognitive and neural bases of memory and meta-memory.
Melanie Tannenbaum received a B.A. in psychology with honors from Duke University in 2009. She is currently a second-year graduate student in social psychology at the University of Illinois, where she works with Dolores Albarracin. Her main research interests are power/status/social class, persuasion, and attitude formation; specifically, she is interested in how these topics can be applied to both consumer and political psychology. Her personal website is here.
Jenika McDavitt received a B.A. in psychology with honors from Yale University, where she also conducted research with Marvin Chun. As a third-year graduate student at the University of Illinois, she studies emotion and cognition with Gregory A. Miller and Wendy Heller. Her research focuses on cognition and executive function in emotional contexts.
Keith Bredemeier received a B.A. in psychology from the University of Delaware in 2004. He is a doctoral candidate in clinical/community psychology at the University of Illinois, where he works with Howard Berenbaum. His main research interest lies in understanding attention and executive functioning deficits associated with anxiety and depression.
Mike Braverman received a B.S. in psychology from the University of Florida, where he conducted research with Timothy Hackenberg. He is a second-year graduate student in cognitive psychology at University of Illinois, working with Brian Ross, Aaron Benjamin, and John Hummel. His main research interests are analogical reasoning, problem-solving, and the role of basic memory processes in higher-level cognition.
Zijing He received a M.A. in psychology in 2009 and is currently a doctoral candidate in developmental psychology at the University of Illinois, where she works with Renee Baillargeon. Her research focuses on the knowledge infants bring to bear in understanding their social world.
Audrey Lustig received a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania where she conducted research with Amishi Jha. She is a fifth-year graduate student in cognitive neuroscience at the University of Illinois where she works with Diane Beck. She specializes in visual perception, attention and neuroimaging.
W.B. PsychCents received a B.A. from a top liberal arts college and is currently a fourth-year graduate student studying developmental psychology.
PsychBusyBee received a B.A. from a good college and is currently a third-year graduate student studying cognitive psychology.
B.F. Hebb is a doctoral student in biological psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research is focused on understanding the neurophysiological and behavioral effects of drugs such as psychostimulants and alcohol.
Janus is a doctoral student in cognitive psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research focuses on two questions: How flexible is language use and language learning in adults? And, how do infants learn to categorize and label everyday events.
Ida Salusky received a B.A. in African American Studies from Smith College and a Masters in Public Health from Columbia University. She is a 3rd year doctoral student in clinical/community psychology at the University of Illinois. Her current research examines how disenfranchised Dominican Haitian adolescent girls in the Dominican Republic undertstand and make meaning of motherhood.
Richard Yao received a B.A. with honors in psychology and linguistics from Northwestern University. He is currently a graduate student at the University of Illinois, where he works with Daniel Simons researching visual cognition.