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Dr Claudia von Bastian is a Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Sheffield.

Claudia obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Zurich in 2012, where she worked with Klaus Oberauer. During her PhD, she also spent a year at the University of Bristol as a visiting researcher in Chris Jarrold's lab. Afterward, she returned to the University of Zurich as a Research Associate and Lecturer. Before joining Sheffield in 2017, she was a Research Associate in Akira Miyake's lab at the University of Colorado Boulder, working in close collaboration with Mike Kane, and later a Lecturer in Psychology at Bournemouth University.

Claudia is an Associate Editor at Memory and an Editorial Board Member at the Journal of Cognitive Enhancement and Frontiers.

In addition to her research activities, Claudia is involved in the development of Tatool, an open-source software for creating and running experiments.

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Robin Cafferata

Robin Cafferata is an MSc student in the Cognitive Neuroscience and Human Neuroimaging program at the University of Sheffield.

In his thesis, he investigates the effectiveness of cognitive stimulation for dementia.

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Alex Patterson is an MSc student in the Psychological Research Methods with Advanced Statistics program at the University of Sheffield.

In his thesis, he investigates individual differences in the focus of attention in working memory and how they relate to fluid intelligence.

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Lisa Rudram is an MSc student in the Cognitive Neuroscience and Human Neuroimaging program at the University of Sheffield.

In her thesis, she investigates potential cognitive benefits of being bilingual.

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Kristina Xhaferaj is an MSc student in the Psychological Research Methods with Advanced Statistics program at the University of Sheffield.

In her thesis, she investigates practice effects using diffusion modelling.

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Lab Alumni

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Dr des. Carla De Simoni received her PhD in Psychology from the University of Zurich in 2017. She is now a Business Intelligence Analyst working for a large furniture retailer in Switzerland.

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Dr. des. Sabrina Guye obtained her PhD in Psychology at the University Research Priority Program Dynamics of Healthy Aging at the University of Zurich and as a Fellow of the International Max Planck Research School on the Life Course (LIFE) PhD program in 2018.

In her PhD project, Sabrina conducted a study on the effectiveness of working memory training in healthy older adults, with a particular focus on context factors such as personality, motivation, and everyday life activities. She is now a Scientific Project Developer and Manager at the University Research Priority Program Dynamics of Healthy Aging at the University of Zurich.

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