Matt is a study coordinator for the Hillblom Aging Network, a longitudinal study of what constitutes normal aging and what early cognitive declines are associated with neurodegenerative disease, and the Aging and Cognitive Decline project, a longitudinal study that aims at identifying the cognitive mechanisms and neural structures that underlie the decline in executive functioning observed in normal aging.
He graduated in June 2013 from UC San Diego with bachelor’s degrees in both cognitive science (with a specialization in neuroscience) and philosophy. While there, he completed an undergraduate honors thesis under the direction of Professor Ben Bergen in the Language and Cognition Lab. In his thesis project, he investigated the role of individual differences in cognitive style as they pertain to task-switching paradigms.
In addition to his studies and work, Matt enjoys many hobbies, including watching sports (the Giants, Forty-Niners, Sharks, and Warriors), reading philosophy, and traveling to nearby breweries in search of delicious craft beer.