Dr Alodie Rey-Mermet
Since April 2020, I am an advanced post-doc at the Faculty of Psychology at UniDistance Suisse. I am interested in how attentional control - that is, our ability to supervise and control ongoing thoughts and actions - works. In one line of research, I investigate control processes using an experimental approach (e.g., to understand how control processes interact). In another line of research, I used a correlational approach to determine whether control processes can be measured as a psychometric construct. To pursue this research, I have recently acquired a grant from the Swiss National Sciences Foundation for the research project “The current challenge in attentional-control research: Establishing reliable and valid measures”.
I studied Psychology at the University of Bern (Switzerland), where I graduated in 2008. In 2012, I received my PhD in Psychology from the University of Bern for my research into the control processes occurring after a conflict situation. From 2014 to 2016, I extended my research into individual differences in attentional control at the University of Zurich (Switzerland). In 2016, I moved to the University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (Germany). There, I pursued my research on attentional control by combining the experimental approach with electro-encephalography.
At UniDistance Suisse, the challenge has been launched: Is it possible to measure with reliability and validity how we control our attention?
- Attentional control (also referred to as cognitive control or executive functions)
- Memory (e.g., working memory, episodic memory, prospective memory)
- Experimental approach vs. correlational/individual-differences approach
- Structural equation modeling, linear mixed modeling, Brinley analysis, state-trace analysis
- Healthy aging
- Neurophysiology (EEG, ERPs)