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Research in Memory

Posted on August 6, 2008 at 11:36am 5 Comments

I've had a few questions from people here about the research I do in a lab I work for at my university, which I briefly describe in my profile so I thought I'd describe it in more detail here.

I work in a lab that is interested in memory and attention and the mechanisms of executive control (which essentially refers to how attention is directed).

Our lab has looked at how retrieving an item from memory can impair memory for related items which causes long term forgetting.… Continue

Why I'm an Atheist

Posted on August 3, 2008 at 4:09am 0 Comments


So this is my attempt at a blog. I figure a good place to start where a lot of people seem to begin is why I'm an atheist and what I believe exactly.

I was raised in a household by fairly open minded Christian parents who went to church in childhood but never took me to church. We celebrate Christmas and Easter as a family but otherwise religion was rarely discussed in detail in my home. I think I will always celebrate these holidays simply because they have a lot of family… Continue

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At 12:17pm on May 15, 2011, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…
Greetings, Rea! I notice you haven't been active at Atheist Nexus lately. <sigh> Sometimes it can seem a bit fragmented, with different groups for every interest. Please consider a group for socializing, where we talk about whatever's on our minds, Hang With Friends. :D You might feel more at home. We'd be glad for you to share your story of why you're an atheist.
At 12:49pm on April 10, 2011, Krish said…
Hi, My name is Krish, My hobbies are Astronomy, Traveling, Photography and Reading Science books. What are your hobbies ? Lets be Nice friends :-)

Have a nice day,
At 4:00pm on June 6, 2010, John Jubinsky said…
Hi Rea! Have a very happy birthday.
At 1:14pm on June 6, 2010, Major Tom said…
Nice write-up on why you are an atheist. I need to do one of those.

Happy 24th trip around the sun!
At 1:46pm on October 2, 2009, Jared L Sheridan said…
thought there would be more Oregonians on here. I am from Salem and there was only one person other than my wife on here from Salem. Only a year old site and I just found out about it though. Your research is interesting, I hope you are able to help people understand how to better utilize their memory, cool.
At 6:26am on September 21, 2009, Fitimi said…
Hi Rea,

I just read carefully your blog why you are atheist. Very good piece of article.

At 8:35pm on December 3, 2008, Shireen said…
hey I'm a UO student too. We should hang out sometime.
At 5:53am on August 7, 2008, Mark said…
Heya Rea, thanks for the add. Unfortunately open positions seem to be quite scarce at my uni. But hey, I know a few people now in the various fields that I'm interested in, so hopefully something will come up soon.
At 7:35pm on August 6, 2008, Ben Barnett said…
Rea, you might like some of the discussions going on at - my blog.

Interesting work you're doing in neuroscience. Are you a Dennett fan?
At 11:46am on August 6, 2008, Junior said…



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