Evie Vergauwe

Evie Vergauwe

Affiliations: Faculty of Psychology and Science of Education, Psychology Section

Group name: Working memory, Cognition and Development

Domains: Development and Plasticity, Attention and Cognition

Keywords: brain development, brain imaging, child development, executive functions, memory, working memory

Research activities

The Working Memory, Cognition and Development laboratory specializes in the experimental study of working memory in children and adults. Working memory is our ability to retain information over brief periods of time and, as we experience in our daily lives, this ability is extremely limited.

Our research aims to understand (1) why the capacity of working memory is so limited, (2) how and why this capacity develops with age, and (3) how the limited capacity of working memory constrains the complexity of child and adult thinking. Most of our research uses behavioural measures, sometimes combined with brain imaging (e.g., MVPA of fMRI or EEG data). Our laboratory also contributes to large-scale collaborations in the field of psychology, such as Psychological Science Accelerator (https://psysciacc.org/) and initiatives to promote Open Science in the field of psychology, such as the Swiss Open Psychological Science Initiative (https://www.sopsi.org/).

Group website

Latest publications

The Psychological Science Accelerator: Advancing Psychology through a Distributed Collaborative Network.

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Advances in methods and practices in psychological science - Dec 2018



Faculté de psychologie et sciences de l’éducation
Université de Genève
Email: Evie.Vergauwe@unige.ch