Department of Psychology and the College
Edward Vogel’s research utilizes behavioral and neuroscience approaches in healthy young adults to assess and explore the nature of fundamental limits in human information processing and intelligent behavior. Previously, his lab discovered an EEG signal that reflects the amount of information that an individual is currently holding in mind. With this new tool, he later demonstrated that individuals with low capacity have poorer control over what gets stored in working memory than individuals with high capacity. His research has substantial potential for highlighting a new path for attempts to improve cognitive functioning in children, the elderly, and those with psychiatric and neurological disorders.
He was recently elected a fellow of the Society of Experimental Psychologists. He is an associate editor of Psychophysiology. Previously, he was a professor of psychology and neuroscience at the University of Oregon.
Vogel, who will also serve as a co-director of the University’s Visual Memory and Attention Lab, received his PhD in cognitive psychology from the University of Iowa. He completed his postdoctoral training in the Institute for Neural Computation at the University of California, San Diego.