K. W. Joan Ngo
3rd year PhD Candidate
Department of Psychology
University of Toronto
100 St. George Street
Toronto, ON M5S 3G3
Fax: (416) 978-4811
My research addresses the
hypothesis that impaired executive functions observed in many older
adults are due to difficulties inhibiting irrelevant and distracting
information. If executive function problems in older adults are
essentially due to difficulties downgrading attention to irrelevant
information, then potential benefits should be available if the
processed distracting information suddenly became relevant to the
cognitive task. I am also interested in age differences in inhibitory
effects with regards to resolving interference during memory retrieval.
I received my H.B.Sc. in
psychology and biochemistry from Trinity College, University of Toronto
in 2010. During my undergraduate degree, I conducted research on
perception and feature binding with Dr. Morgan Barense and Dr. Mary
Peterson. Currently a graduate student, I am continuing my studies at
the University of Toronto in the Hasher Aging & Cognition Lab under the
supervision of Dr. Lynn Hasher.
Please feel free to email me
if you would like to learn more about my research.
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