Shivang Shelat

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Graduate Student



Jonathan Schooler Barry Giesbrecht

Research Area

Cognition, Perception, and Cognitive Neuroscience


Shivang earned his undergraduate degree with highest honors from UCSB before directly joining the PhD program as a NSF Graduate Research Fellow. During the summers of his BS, he analyzed software usability and astronaut performance as a three-time intern in NASA's Human-Systems Integration Division. He currently works with Jonathan Schooler and Barry Giesbrecht to study the dynamics of attention, memory, and human-computer interaction.


I am interested in unraveling both the benefits and the consequences of a familiar phenomenon across humankind: mind-wandering. Primarily, I'm focused on mind-wandering and memory, particularly dissociating the effects of spontaneous lapses in attention on implicit and explicit learning.