Cognition, Perception, and Cognitive Neuroscience
Mitch received his B.S. in Psychology with minors in Cognitive Studies and Applied Math from Northern Illinois University. There he worked as a research assistant in Katja Wiemer’s lab investigating how abstract concepts are structured in memory and completed an honors thesis on the relationship between abstract concepts and episodic memory. Also while at NIU, he worked as Student Coordinator in the CREATE Center. Under the supervision of Michael Tscholl, he organized a team of students in a project involving robot and child interaction to facilitate learning. His current research interests include the use of spatial thinking to structure information (such as course material) in a way that can be learned more efficiently, as well as the training of spatial abilities.