Shawn Schwartz, M.S.
Shawn (B.S. ’19, M.S. ’21, UCLA) is a Psychology Ph.D. student in the Wagner Lab. He is interested in the neural mechanisms governing selective encoding and retrieval of episodic memories. He aims to understand the role of goal and attentional states on selective memory for competing important information in younger and older adults. His work leverages computational modeling approaches and multivariate statistical methods to analyze behavioral and neural data. Shawn’s prior training in computational macroevolutionary biology inspires him to consider novel implementations of high-throughput, big data approaches to ask and answer neurobiological questions with basic science and translational aims.