Jason S. Tsukahara

Jason S. Tsukahara

Cognitive Psychologist, PhD

Georgia Institute of Technology

Hi there,

I am currently a post-doctoral researcher in the Attention & Working Memory Lab at Georgia Tech working with Randy Engle.

As a cognitive psychologist and practicing Buddhist contemplative, I am curious about the ways in which we use our attention, how well we are able to use it, and how it impacts our mind and life in meaningful ways.

Currently my research focuses on individual differences in the ability to control attention and how that relates to cognitive abilities, sustained attention, pupil size, and the locus coeruleus-norepinephrine system.

Interests
  • Cognitive abilities
  • Sustained attention
  • The locus coeruleus
  • Mindfulness and Meditation
  • Contemplative science
Education
  • PhD in Cognitive and Brain Sciences, 2022

    Georgia Institute of Technology

  • MA in Experimental Psychology, 2014

    California State University, San Bernardino

  • BA in Behavioral Neuroscience, 2011

    Western Washington University

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