Department of Psychology
- Our review of Judgment & Decision Making in school-age children
- My chapter on people's beliefs about the relationship between mind and brain. (review)
"How much does your brain contribute to who you truly are?" find out what people think about this question in our 2016 article (in collaboration w/ Barry Schwartz).
Our research showing that students are fooled by neuro-gibberish, reviewed here by MIT press Spolight . (free access to the article here)
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
Office: Tolentine 220
Lab: Tolentine 253
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