PhD: Colorado State University, 2012
Postdoctoral Fellowship: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Research Summary: In my research program, I seek to advance understanding of how explicit and implicit processes operate and interact in episodic memory. Relatedly, this research involves investigating how executive functioning and subjective awareness of memory (or lack of awareness) relates to behavior, brain function, and quality of life in both healthy and cognitively impaired populations. In my research I use integrative research methods including computerized experimentation, eye tracking, electrophysiology (EEG and ERPs), neuroimaging, and neuropsychological assessments.
Dr. Ryals will be taking new students for the 2023 Admissions Cycle.