Rachel Hopman

Cognition and Neural Sciences Researcher, University of Utah

Rachel Hopman is a Ph.D. candidate in the Cognition and Neural Sciences in the Department of Psychology at the University of Utah.  She is interested in measuring attention and distraction in various applied environments, as well as understanding the neural mechanisms underlying cognitive restoration through nature.  Her dissertation will measure the course of cognitive restoration over time, as well as compare the neural implications of mind wandering across various settings.  Rachel is a member of the Association for Psychological Sciences, Psychonomics Society, American Psychological Association, and Human Factors and Engineering Society.  Rachel has also taught courses at the University of Utah including Cognitive Neuropsychology and Cognitive Psychology.

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