Memory Research Laboratory | Department of Psychology

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David A. Gallo

David A. Gallo

Lab Director, Professor of Psychology

David A. Gallo joined the faculty of the University of Chicago in 2005. He received his B.A. from Wesleyan University in 1997, his Ph.D. from Washington University in St. Louis in 2002, and was an NIH-sponsored postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University until 2005. He researches the basic neurocognitive processes of human memory, how we actively (and sometimes inaccurately) reconstruct the past, and how healthy aging and Alzheimer’s disease affect these processes.

email: dgallo [at] uchicago.edu

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Nicole Miller

Nicole Miller

PhD Student, Cognitive Psychology

Nicole is interested in investigating memory deficits and compensation in cognitively-healthy older adults, as well as exploring context reinstatement in relation to the production of false memories.

email: nicolemiller [at] uchicago.edu

Tesnim Arar

Tesnim Arar

PhD Student, Cognitive Psychology

Tesnim’s research interests encompass the theoretical and applied dimensions of human memory and learning. Broadly speaking, she seeks to ascertain how metacognition affects mnemonic processes, how the relationship between metacognition and memory is impacted by aging and other factors, and whether metacognitive beliefs can be harnessed to produce positive behavioral outcomes.

email:  tesnimarar [at] uchicago.edu

Martynas Snarskis

Martynas Snarskis

Lab Manager

Martynas received a B.S. in Brain and Cognitive Science from the University of Rochester, where he primarily worked with a computational neuroscience lab studying perceptual decision-making and confidence. He is broadly interested in cognition, scientific methodology, and complexity/cybernetics. 

email: msnarskis [at] uchicago.edu

Current Master’s Students and Research Assistants

  • Mia Resa, MAPSS Student
  • Miranda Malone, Research Assistant
  • Jonathan Thein, Research Assistant
  • Nicholas Liagridonis, Research Assistant
  • Chloe Zhong, Research Assistant

Lab Alumni

  • Taylor Chamberlain, Lab Manager
  • Xian Li, MA ’18
  • Christina Yu, MA ’18

Previous PhD Students

  • Gabriella Hirsch, PhD ’21
  • Manoj Doss, PhD ’18
  • Yung-Tsen Chen, PhD ’18
  • Stephen Gray, PhD ’16
  • Jessica Wong, PhD ’13
  • Sasha Cervantes, PhD ’13
  • Ian McDonough, PhD ’11