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Dr Michelle Ellefson

  • College positions:

    Director of Studies in Education

    Bye-Fellow

  • University positions:

    Reader in Cognitive Science

  • Subject:

Degrees

BA in Psychology (University of Minnesota), MA in Brain and Cognitive Sciences (Southern Illinois University - Carbondale), PhD in Brain and Cognitive Sciences (Southern Illinois University - Carbondale)

Research interests

Applications of cognitive science/neuroscience to improved educational practice, executive functions (cognitive control), task switching, causal reasoning, scientific reasoning, science education

Teaching interests

Child/human development, cognitive psychology/cognitive development/developmental cognitive neuroscience, statistics and research methods, cognition and instruction, language development

Other interests

Music, theatre, art, most sports - especially swimming and ice hockey