Claudia von Bastian

Claudia von Bastian is a Research Associate in Akira Miyake’s lab at the University of Colorado Boulder, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience. In collaboration with Mike Kane, they are currently investigating the impact of mind-wandering, executive functions and other context factors on the learning of STEM contents.

She obtained PhD from the University of Zurich in 2012, where she worked with Klaus Oberauer. During her PhD, she also spent a year at the University of Bristol as a visiting researcher in Chris Jarrold’s lab. Afterwards, von Bastian returned to the University of Zurich as a Research Associate and Lecturer.

Her research focuses primarily on cognitive individual differences, and how cognitive performance can change through short-term interventions (e.g.,working memory training) and life-long experiences (e.g., bilingual advantages). In addition to her research activities, she is  involved in the development of Tatool, an open-source software package for creating and running experiments and training studies.

Some of her publications include:

  • von Bastian, C. C., & Eschen, A. (in press). Does working memory training have to be adaptive? Psychological Research. doi: 10.1007/s00426-015-0655-z
  • von Bastian, C.C., & Oberauer, K. (2014). Effects and mechanisms of working memory training: A review. Psychological Research, 78(6), 803-820. doi: 10.1007/s00426-013-0524-6 [PDF]
  • Langer, N., von Bastian, C. C., Oberauer, K., & Jäncke, L. (2013). The effects of working memory training on functional brain network efficiency. Cortex, 49(9), 2424-2438. doi: 10.1016/j.cortex.2013.01.008

A full list of her publication is available here. You can follow her on Twitter .

Published: 14 October 2015

Last update: 25 August 2016

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