Sarah Hacker, B.A.

Lab Research Supervisor
shacker@ucsd.edu

Sarah earned her B.A. in Psychology at the University of California, Riverside. She researched with the CCC Lab (Cognition, Categorization, and Conceptualization) to study rule and exception based categorization paradigms as well as overall working memory performance. Sarah's M.A in Cognitive Psychology at the University of Nebraska, Omaha included courses in cognitive development, cognitive neurosciences, perception, and psycholinguistics. Her master's thesis examined the context effects in the popular mega-study method of word recognition experiments. As a research associate at the University of Iowa's Visual Function Lab, Sarah has helped to identify deficits in cognitive processing and attention in adults with sleep apnea, aging adults with mild cognitive impairment, and adults with chronic fatigue (i.e. 12 hour shift working nurses) using EEG, psychophysiological, and simulator methods.

Sarah is currently the lab research supervisor at RADLab, managing the direction of studies that help us understand the cognitive performance of individuals with ASD.