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Nancy Carlisle, Associate Professor of Psychology at Lehigh University

Attention Control

Controlling our attention is important as we go through our daily tasks. How are we able to direct our attention to information that matters and not be distracted? Which memory systems help support remembering our goals and avoiding distractors. Cognitive psychologist Nancy Carlisle addresses these questions about the relationship between attention and memory in humans, and her work sheds new light countering long-held beliefs.