Karl K. Szpunar

University of illinois at chicago

 
 

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Research Interests:


The Psychology of Future Thinking


People spend a considerable amount of their waking lives thinking about the future. A primary focus of my research involves using behavioral and neuroimaging techniques to illuminate the cognitive and neural mechanisms that support the ability to simulate the future, and how future-oriented cognitions can help or impede ongoing behavior.


Education


Students commonly experience difficulty in maintaining attention over extended periods of time. This complaint is often accompanied by reports for the tendency to mind wander about personal events in educational contexts. Using both behavioral and functional brain imaging techniques, I am interested in developing interventions (e.g., interpolated testing) that can be used to reduce bouts of inattention and improve learning.




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Contact Information:

O: BSB, 1054B

P: 314-255-2114

E: szpunar@uic.edu


Mailing Address:

1007 W. Harrison Street

BSB, Rm. 1054B

Chicago, IL 60607