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I'm a Cognitive Psychology Ph.D. student at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, where I received my M.A. in 2011. I research human memory, with an emphasis on false memory as well as the application of cognitive psychology principles to human learning, memory, and education. I received my B.S. from the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.

You can also follow me on Twitter (@kadesoto).


Feb
21
revised Any work being done on Perception, Action, and/or Cognition in Video games?
fixed spelling
Feb
21
suggested suggested edit on Any work being done on Perception, Action, and/or Cognition in Video games?
Feb
17
answered Is it possible to create a false memory by trying to remember something that eludes you?
Feb
16
awarded  Commentator
Feb
16
comment Are there any laws of memory?
That's a good answer! Although why wouldn't psychologists search for laws of memory? My Google Scholar search shows that the topic has definitely gotten some attention...
Feb
16
comment Are there any laws of memory?
I hadn't thought of it that way, Preece, thanks for the thoughts! Artem, that's a good counterargument too. Smart all around.
Feb
16
asked Are there any laws of memory?
Feb
16
revised What is Asperger's Syndrome?
corrected spelling, improved formatting, added a link
Feb
16
suggested suggested edit on What is Asperger's Syndrome?
Feb
16
answered Why do some people seem to disregard the choice of doing nothing (The Zero Choice)?
Feb
14
comment Can intense multitasking improve fluid intelligence/working memory?
This response is also similar to something I wrote a while back: cogsci.stackexchange.com/a/299/203
Feb
14
answered Is it easier for people to remember longer words than words mixed with symbols?
Feb
8
awarded  Student
Feb
8
comment How can consumers obtain an image and analysis of their own brain?
Although I will say that something would have to be pretty bad in your scan for an MD or other qualified professional to say something about it. Normally, if you ask questions like "How does my brain compare to others," they'll direct you to a professional (who would want another scan).
Feb
8
comment What processes underly confidence ratings in cognitive decision-making?
Thanks for the suggestions! You're right -- oftentimes, confidence ratings are collected as if they were probability judgments (e.g., 100 confidence equals 100% chance of being accurate), but it wasn't clear from my description.
Feb
8
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What processes underly confidence ratings in cognitive decision-making?
Feb
8
asked What processes underly confidence ratings in cognitive decision-making?
Feb
7
answered Why are mind maps recommended for study and recap?
Feb
6
answered Study on commitment and follow-through
Feb
6
comment Open source software for running Internet psychological experiments that collect reaction time data
I'm curious about this too. I use Adobe Flash to write psychological experiments -- the opposite of open source!