Diego Fernandez-Duque
  Associate Professor
  Department of Psychology
  Villanova University
CV (year 2011)

Highlight: Our recent article in Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience shows that students are fooled by neuro-gibberish.See a nice summary in the British Psychological Society blog. Fernandez-Duque, D., Evans, J., Christian, C., & Hodges, S. (2015). Superfluous Neuroscience Information Makes Explanations of Psychological Phenomena More Appealing. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 27 (5), 926-944.

  About me:

I grew up in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In 1993, after getting my medical degree, I moved to University of Oregon in Eugene, where I had the good fortune of working with Mike Posner on issues of attention and executive function.  I also did research on change blindness with Ian Thornton --a buddy from graduate school--, and on metaphors of attention with the philosopher Mark L. Johnson. My wonderful wife, Jodie Baird taught me about theory of mind and metacognition.

In 2000,  I moved to Toronto to work under the supervision of Sandy Black, a cognitive neurologist at the Rotman Research Institute and Sunnybrook Hospital. I did research on attention and executive function, in Alzheimer's disease. I also studied fronto-temporal dementia (FTD), a disease characterized by impaired social skills and denial of deficit. In 2004, I took a job as assistant professor at Villanova University, a liberal arts college in the suburbs of Philadelphia, where I continued my research on attention and metacognition, and started new research in judgment and decision making.  

Jodie and I have two wonderful kids. Santiago was born in Toronto in 2002 and Malena was born in Philadelphia in 2005. 

Phone:  (610) 519-6207

Email: diego.fernandezduqueATvillanovaDOTedu

Office:  Tolentine 220

Lab:  Tolentine 253

 Last updated in June 29, 2012

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