Our Founders


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Duane G. Watson, PhD.

Duane is an Associate Professor of Psychology and Human Development at Vanderbilt University. He studies the cognitive processes that underlie language production and language comprehension.

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Ayanna K. Thomas, PhD.

Ayanna K. Thomas is a Professor at Tufts University, who studies memory distortion and age-related changes in cognition. Ayanna is Caribbean-American and a first generation United States citizen.

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Alejandro Lleras, PhD.

Alejandro is a Professor of Psychology, Charles Eriksen Professorial Scholar of Psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign who focuses on visual attention and distraction.

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Jean E. Fox Tree, PhD.

Jean is a Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, who specializes in psycholinguistics.