Department of Psychology
|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.
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
Last updated in June 29, 2012
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