Dr. Marian Berryhill

( University of Nevada, Reno )


(775) 682-8692
  • Institution:University of Nevada, Reno
  • Departments: psychology
  • Research Fields: Human Brain Function, Cognitive Neuroscience, Executive Function
  • Disciplines: Psychology, Research and Experimental Psychology
  • Location:Washoe County
  • Funding:NSF - National Science Foundation, Private Industry


My lab generally has 2-4 graduate students at a time and 4-10 undergraduate research assistants (RAs). We depend heavily on RAs to conduct experimental sessions, process data, collect stimuli. In return, we provide scientific training regarding the rationale for each study and the technical skills needed to execute the study. Please join us!


My research falls in the domain of cognitive neuroscience. I study how we hold on to a few items in working memory and use them for immediate task demands. My lab investigates what factors matter in getting information into working memory, how we maintain and manipulate information, and how well we retrieve it. For example, we are currently investigating the consequences of familiar and unfamiliar distractor items on older adults’ working memory performance. We use a range of experimental techniques in human participants, some with brain lesions. These include fMRI, fNIRS, tDCS/tACS, and HD-EEG.