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Ulrich Mayr

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  • Title: Lewis Professor
  • Additional Title: Department Head
  • Phone: 541-346-4959
  • Office: 328 LISB
  • Interests: Cognitive-Neuroscience
  • Website: Website

Research Interests and Publications

Dr. Mayr's primary research focus is on the relationship between memory, attention, and cognitive control, both from a general and a developmental/life-span perspective. His research methods include behavioral experiments, eye-tracking, and EEG or fMRI neuroimaging. As a secondary focus he also examines complex, social decision processes (e.g., whether or not to enter a competition or to give money to a charity).

Selected Publications:

Hubbard, J., Harbaugh, W.T., Srivastava, S., Degras, D., & Mayr, U. (2016). A general benevolence dimension that links neural, psychological, economic, and life-span data on altruistic tendencies. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 145(10), 1351.

Mayr, U., Kuhns, D., & Hubbard, J. (2014). Long-term memory and the control of attentional control. Cognitive Psychology, 72, 1-26.

Mayr, U., Kuhns, D., Rieter, M. (2013). Eye-movements reveal dynamics of task control. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 14, 489-509.

Mayr, U. (2009). Sticky plans: Inhibition and binding during serial task control. Cognitive Psychology, 59, 123-153.

Harbaugh, B.T., Mayr, U., & Burghart, D. (2007). Neural responses to taxation and voluntary giving reveal motives for charitable donations. Science, 316, 1622-1625.

Mayr, U., Awh, E., & Laurey, P. (2003). Does conflict adaptation require executive control? Nature Neuroscience, 6,450-452.