Eda Mizrak, Visiting Student
I am a new and temporary member of DML, visiting from Koç University, Istanbul and currently enjoying the calm atmosphere of Davis and the dynamic atmosphere of the lab. I am interested in the efficient use of working memory, a dynamic memory system that allows us to maintain a limited amount of information available for processing. The limited capacity of this system is one of the main constraints of our information processing hence it is essential for us to control the contents of working memory. My research focuses on the variables that hinder (i.e. proactive interference) or aid (i.e. high working memory capacity) the controlled processes which prevents information loss during retrieval from working memory.
Although finding out how we can protect our working memory from its enemies takes most of my time, I try to spare some time for fun. I enjoy biking at sunset, doing pilates, swimming, and mixing any fresh ingredient in my fridge in a blender either for a smoothie or a cocktail (preferably for a cocktail if it’s summer).