How to get involved

Undergraduate Research Experience


If you are interested in gaining research experience and earning psychology course credit, we offer both Psychology 290 and Psychology 494 courses in the Fall and Spring semesters in which you will receive 2-4 credit hours for your work in our lab. As a member of our lab, you will gain valuable experiences with brain imaging techniques and eye-tracking data, as well as data entry and analysis. You may also recruit participants and administer experiments. For more information, please contact our lab coordinator, Nick Parks, at nicholasparks13@gmail.com

Research Participants


The research focus of the Memory Systems Lab is understanding the neural systems involved in memory such as episodic memory, emotions, visual perception, language use, and effects of nutrition, exercise and head trauma on memory. We are currently looking for participants for our studies from a variety of populations.

Adult Research Participants (aged 18-35 or aged 60-79)

We currently have a number of active studies on memory and learning in healthy adults, of various ages, involving neuroimaging, eye tracking and computer based cognitive tasks, as well as the effects of nutrition and fitness.

Child Research Participants

We currently have a number of active studies on nutrition, fitness, and memory development. We are inviting families with children aged 23-39 months or aged 7-9 years to participate in our studies. These studies involve one or more of the following, depending on the age of the children:

  • Computerized tests
  • Paper and pencil questionnaires
  • Remote camera eye-tracking
  • Short live action "plays"
  • Fitness testing.

For more information, please contact our lab coordinator, Nick Parks, at nicholasparks13@gmail.com.