Tara Zaksaite

Tara Zaksaite

E: gintare.zaksaite (@)plymouth.ac.uk

T: 01752 600 600

A: Link 3, Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth PL4 8AA

Project: Attention, associative learning and creativity

Exploring learning about non-informative cues and how this relates to measures of creative thinking.

Background

I gained my BSc in Psychology and MRes in Psychological Methods at the University of Sussex. For my undergraduate project I conducted an experiment using non-human animals where I looked at the influence of reinforcer quality on conditioned reinforcement while my Master’s dissertation looked at the effects of cognitive load on knowledge acquisition within an artificial grammar learning task. After this, I undertook a Visiting Research Assistant position at the University of Leeds, where I worked on a project exploring the differential effects of easy and hard secondary tasks on short-term visual memory. There, I was also involved in a registered replication report looking at the “verbal over-shadowing” effect, which you can find more information about here: http://pps.sagepub.com/content/9/5/556.full