Dr. Amanda Gilchrist

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Dr. Gilchrist has a B.S. in Psychology from Florida State University, M.A. from the University of Missouri in Psychological Sciences and a Ph.D. from the University of Missouri. Her dissertation is "Can the focus of attention accommodate multiple, separate items?"

Dr. Gilchrist's research is centered on the capacity limits of working memory and how these change throughout life. She is a member of Women in Cognitive Science and an associate member of the Psychonomic Society.

In her spare time, Dr. Gilchrist loves to cook, read books, listen to all types of music and stays active with exercise.

Selected Publications

  1. Gilchrist, A.L., Duarte, A., & Verhaeghen, P. (2016). Retrospective cues based on object features improve visual working memory performance in older adults. Aging, Neuropsychology, & Cognition, 23, 184-195.
  2. Gilchrist, A.L. (2015). How should we measure chunks? A continuing issue in chunking research and a way forward. Frontiers in Psychology 6:1456.
  3. Gilchrist, A.L., & Cowan, N. (2014). A two-stage search of visual working memory: Investigating speed in the change-detection paradigm. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 67, 2031-2050.
  4. Gilchrist, A.L., & Cowan, N. (2012). Chunking. In V. Ramachandran (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Human Behavior, 2nd Edition. San Diego: Academic Press. (Pp. 476-483).
  5. Gilchrist, A.L., & Cowan, N. (2011). Can the focus of attention accommodate multiple, separate items? Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 37, 1484-1502.
  6. Cowan, N., AuBuchon, A.M., Gilchrist, A.L., Ricker, T.J., & Saults, J.S. (2011). Age differences in visual working memory capacity: Not based on encoding limitations. Developmental Science, 14, 1066-1074.


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