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Dougherty, Michael

Dougherty, Michael

College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Brain and Behavior Institute
1147D Biology-Psychology Building

Dr. Dougherty's research involves the investigation of memory, attention, and decision processes, broadly construed. His work involves an integrative approach that utilizes, computational modeling, behavioral experiments, and eye-tracking methodologies. More recent work utilizing neuroimaging techniques is being conducted with neuroscience experts in the Psychology Department and the Neuroscience and Cognitive Science Graduate Program (NACS).


Dr. Dougherty also collaborates with researchers at the University of Maryland Center for Advanced Study of Language on projects related to improving language comprehension and cognitive ability. Dr. Dougherty received his PhD in 1999 from the University of Oklahoma and his BS from Kansas State University in 1993. Dr. Dougherty has received numerous research awards, including the Hillel Einhorn Early Investigator Award from the Society for Judgment and Decision Making, and the early investigator CAREER award from the National Science Foundation.

  • Decision Making
  • Working Memory
  • Long-term Memory
  • Computational Modeling & Methodology

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