Vanessa R. Simmering

Vanessa R. Simmering is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Her research program focuses on understanding cognition and development from a dynamic systems perspective by considering how multiple factors influence behavior across timescales and contexts. Current areas of research in her lab include: capacity limits in visual working memory; reference frame coordination in spatial recall; interactions between language and spatial skills; how conceptual knowledge influences object recognition; contributions of working memory to higher-level cognition; potential separability of attention and working memory over development.


Postal address:
Department of Psychology
University of Wisconsin - Madison
1202 West Johnson St.
Madison, WI 53706