Karl K. Szpunar
University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Karl Szpunar’s research program uses novel behavioral and neuroimaging techniques to identify adaptive uses on memory in future-oriented cognition and education. His research on future thinking aims to elucidate mechanisms that give rise to prospective cognitions about the personal and collective future. His educational research is focused on developing interventions that can reduce inattentive mind wandering and optimize learning from extended study sequences such as classroom lectures.