Our Founders


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.


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.


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.


Jean E. Fox Tree, PhD.

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