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Rebecca studies cognitive control, the ability to direct our thoughts and actions towards our goals and avoid distractions. She is particularly interested in how and why our cognitive control varies across different people and situations: Why can we easily stay focused on a task at some times, whereas at other times we are easily distracted?
She is currently researching this question as a postdoc in the Motivational and Cognitive Control Lab at the Donders Institute. Previously, Rebecca studied Psychology at the University of Toronto and the University of Oregon and worked at the University of Regensburg.
Outside of science, Rebecca enjoys traveling whenever possible, cooking (and eating!), and knitting all the things.