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Evie Vergauwe

I am an SNSF Ambizione Research Fellow funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation at the University of Geneva (Department of Psychology) in Switzerland.


Ph.D., Psychology, University of Geneva, Switzerland, 2010

M.S., Theoretical and Experimental Psychology, Ghent University, Belgium, 2006

B.S., Psychology, Ghent University, Belgium, 2003

Research Interests

My ultimate goal is to understand one of the main constraints on human cognitive behavior: the limited capacity of working memory. My primary research interest is in how information is mentally maintained in and retrieved from working memory, with a particular interest in how attentional processes counteract short-term forgetting. In addition to characterizing the structure and functioning of working memory, I am interested in the relationship between working memory and higher-level cognitive behavior in typical and atypical developing humans. I use behavioral experimentation to address these questions, sometimes in combination with neuroimaging.

Publications  —  Presentations

Teaching Interests

My teaching interests are primarily related to cognitive psychology, but also extend to cognitive development, cognitive neuroscience, introductory psychology, and research methods. I am also interested in teaching topical courses focusing on memory, reasoning, and numerical cognition.

Contact information

Email :

FPSE – University of Geneva
Campus Uni Mail
40 Boulevard du Pont d’Arve
1205 Geneva

Phone : +41 22 37 90 915