Lab Associates and Visitors

Aleea Devitt

lab associate

Aleea Devitt Google Scholar

Dr. Aleea Devitt is a former postdoctoral fellow of the Schacter Lab. She is now a Lecturer in the School of Psychology at the University of Waikato in New Zealand. Aleea completed her PhD in psychology at The University of Auckland, New Zealand, supervised by Dr. Donna Rose Addis and Dr. Lynette Tippett. Aleea’s research examines the links between the past and the future: how we use memory to imagine future events, and in turn how imagination alters memory. She also explores how healthy aging influences our ability to remember the past and imagine the future.

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Preston Thakral

lab associate

Preston Thakral Google Scholar

Dr. Preston Thakral is a former postdoctoral fellow of the Schacter lab and is now the Operating Director and Senior Research Scientist of the Human Neuroscience Laboratory in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Boston College. Before joining the Schacter lab as a postdoctoral fellow, Preston completed his PhD in psychology at Boston College, supervised by Dr. Scott Slotnick, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Texas at Dallas, working with Dr. Michael Rugg. In his free time, Preston loves to spend time with his cats, Howard and Robin, and his crested gecko, Moonbeam. When not doing science, you can find Preston listening to Metallica.

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Andreea Zaman

graduate student

Andreea Zaman Research Gate

Andreea is a am PhD researcher at King’s College London in Cognitive Science. Her research combines philosophical approaches, empirical testing, and computational methods to study episodic memory and autonoetic consciousness. In her research, she seeks to answer the following question: what do we experience when we remember past events and imagine future events from our lives? Characterizing our experience during remembering and future thinking is crucial to the process of aging, and in clinical populations like those with Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia, PTSD, et cetera.

In her spare time, Andreea enjoys jigsaw puzzles, reading epic fiction, and take her dog Ralphie on walks and hikes.

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