PhD Student at the University of Chicago

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Who are you?

My name is Colin Quirk and I'm currently doing my PhD in Psychology in the Awh/Vogel lab at the University of Chicago.

What is your background?

I received my BA in cognitive neuroscience from Hampshire College, where I worked in Jane Couperus's lab. This where I learned to do EEG research and gained an interest in visual working memory.

After graduating, I worked as a lab manager in Caren Rotello's lab at UMASS Amherst. Together we worked on recognition memory using a combination of EEG, mTurk, and signal detection.

What do you do now?

I started as a PhD student in August of 2016. Right now I'm interested in using EEG to understand the mechanisms underlying implicit learning.

What is this site for?

This site is a platform for me to share some of the work I am doing, whether it's academic or just for fun. I hope that you can use it as a place to learn a bit about who I am and what I do. If you're interested, check back in to keep up-to-date about what I'm working on!

How can I contact you?

Do you have a question? Want to get some of my data? Have feedback to share?

The best way to contact me is by email ( If you want to all of my code and/or data I have a github (@colinquirk) and an osf. Follow my twitter (@ColinTQuirk) if you want to know when I make a new post.