Assistant Professor of Psychology
I am interested in the fundamental structure and function of memory. I approach these problems using a mix of computational simulations and laboratory experiments. Currently, I am interested in the role that memory plays in other behaviours such as categorization, and why memory dysfunction (e.g., amnesia) impacts some memory behaviours but not others.
I am also developing two new research projects. In one, I am interested in the role that basic cognitive functions play in our understanding of numbers and out mathematical abilities, and how those processes can be leveraged to remediate poor mathematical abilities in university / college students. In the second, I am interested in applying decision theories to understand the risk factors associated with problem gambling.
Outside of academics, I am a professional bassist around town, although I have not had very much time to gig lately. I also play ultimate year round, but mostly during the summer, and I live for all things related to food.
Dr. Curtis completed his PhD in Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Manitoba in January 2017.