Department of Psychology
Phone: (610) 519-6207
|Office: Tolentine 220
Lab: Tolentine 253
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 some new research in judgment and decision making. I got tenure in 2010. Since then, I have returned to my work in FTD, this time in collaboration with Dr. Murray Grossman at University of Pennsylvania.
Jodie and I have two wonderful kids. Santiago was born in Toronto in 2002 and Malena was born in Philadelphia in 2005.
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