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Jeffrey M. Zacks is Professor of Psychology and Radiology at Washington University in Saint Louis, where he serves as Associate Chair of Psychology and directs the Dynamic Cognition Laboratory. He studies perception, memory, and action planning in complex naturalistic situations using behavior, brain imaging and stimulation, and neuropsychology. Currently, his laboratory is focused on event cognition, spatial reasoning, and film perception. Zacks has served as Associate Editor of Cognition and Collabra, and as Chair of the governing board of the Psychonomic Society. He is the recipient of scientific awards from the American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Foundation, and is a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, the Midwest Psychological Association, and the Society of Experimental Psychologists. Zacks is the author of two books, Flicker: Your Brain on Movies and Event Cognition (with G.A. Radvansky), and co-editor of Understanding Events (with Thomas F. Shipley). He has published more than 70 journal articles and also written for Salon, Aeon, and The New York Times.


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Jeffrey M. Zacks
Professor of Psychology & Brain Sciences

Washington University in St. Louis
 Psychology Building 419B
One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130-4899


Phone: (+1)  314-935-8454

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