Recent selected publications and reprint list

Current Projects

  • Perceptual-motor sequence learning: operating characteristics of the implicit procedural learning system; sequence learning in Parkinson’s disease & MCI; consolidation & interference among learned sequences
  • Using perceptual-motor sequence learning to embed identifying information in implicit memory for secure authentication purposes
  • Cognitive training in patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment and healthy older adults
  • Skill learning and memory systems: the interacting roles of consciously directed action sequences and the process of developing skilled expertise

Some links to Adobe Flash applets we hope to use to study learning:

  • Want to see our new SISL task in action? Here it is.
  • Want to see the old Balls and Boxes puzzle task? Here it is.

[Page eternally under construction — 7/23/2012]

Interdisciplinary work on the boundary between Psychology and Computer Science

Our research on Cognitive Neuroscience is frequently aimed at understanding mechanisms by which the human brain accomplishes cognition. Our hypotheses are frequently inspired by and driven by analogy to technology and computer science, both when there is commonality with human intelligence and also where there are distinct differences. For example, I was asked a few …

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. Laboratory-based research: Currently recruiting: Video game players for a study of perceptual and attention skills.  We pay $10 for an approximately hour long session doing interactive tasks on a computer in the lab.   Not currently recruiting but expect to soon: Interested in participating in Brain Training research? We have been studying brain training …

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Selected publications and reprints

Chon, D., Thompson, K.R. & Reber, P.J. (in press).  Motivation to avoid loss improves implicit skill performance.  Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory & Cognition. Bharani, K. L., Paller, K. A., Reber, P. J., Weintraub, S., Yanar, J., & Morrison, R. G. (2016). Compensatory processing during rule-based category learning in older adults. Aging, Neuropsychology, and …

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SISL = Serial Interception Sequence Learning To participate in our online studies, fill out the registration form below and we will email you instructions for logging in and participating. Note that adding you to the project is not yet an automated process, so your patience is appreciated. To try it without registering: Note: Updated …

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