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Ayanna Thomas

Ayanna Thomas

Ayanna Thomas is a Professor at Tufts University, who takes a translational approach to the study of memory and age-related changes in cognition. Her primary agenda is to translate basic science findings to applications in eyewitness memory, education, and cognitive aging.  Professor Thomas’ research group uses a variety of methodological techniques (e.g., behavioral, physiological, neurocognitive) to better understand the cognitive and biological mechanisms that result in successful memory and cognition. She is a fellow of the Psychonomic Society, a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, an APA MFP fellow, a founding member of the SPARK Society designed to increase Diversity in Cognitive Psychology, and the recipient of the 2018 Dalmas A. Taylor Award for Distinguished Contributions.




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Ayanna Thomas
Tufts University 
Department of Psychology
Psychology Building Room 204
Medford, MA 02155

Office: +1 617-627-4559

  8735 W. Higgins Road, Suite 300 • Chicago, IL 60631 USA
Phone: +1 847-375-3696 • Fax: +1 847-375-6449 • Email:

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