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 individual differences in working memory encoding.
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!