Brian Kurilla

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Brian P. Kurilla, Ph.D.

You can follow Brian on Twitter @briankurilla

Brian is a cognitive psychologist and assistant professor at Wingate University. His research combines behavioral and electrophysiological methods (e.g., event-related potentials or ERP‘s) to investigate the basic cognitive processes and decision strategies in memory. His work has been published in peer-reviewed journals, including Memory & CognitionThe Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & CognitionThe Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, and Brain Research, as well as in an edited volume alongside the work of leading experts in the field of memory.

Education & Professional Experience:

Courses Taught:

  • General Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Sensation & Perception
  • Learning & Memory
  • Social Cognition & Decision-Making
  • Physiological Psychology
  • Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

Scholarly Publications:

Kurilla, B.P., & Gonsalves, B.D. (2012). An ERP investigation into the strategic regulation of the fluency heuristic during recognition memory. Brain Research, 1442, 36-46.

Kurilla, B.P. (2011). Enhanced processing fluency leads to biases in source memory. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 64, 1609-1631.

Kurilla, B.P. & Westerman, D.L. (2011). Inferential processes in subjective reports of recollection. In P.A. Higham & J.P. Leboe (Eds.), Constructions of Remembering and Metacognition: Essays in Honor of Bruce Whittlesea (pp. 79-90). Palgrave Macmillan.

Kurilla, B.P. & Westerman, D.L. (2010). Source memory for unidentified test items. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 36, 398-410.

Kurilla, B.P. & Westerman, D.L. (2008). Processing fluency affects subjective claims of recollection. Memory and Cognition, 36, 82-92.

Kurilla, B.P. & Crawley, E.J. (2005). Inhibition of return across conditions of location- and object-based attention. Psi Chi Journal of Undergraduate Research, 10, 153-160.

Conference Presentations:

Templeton, J., Fitzgerald, J., & Kurilla, B.P. (March, 2014). Does fist clenching improve memory? Poster to be presented at the 60th annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Nashville, TN.

Kurilla, B.P., & Gonsalves, B.D. (April, 2011). The neural correlates of fluency attribution in recognition memory. Poster presented at the 18th annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, CA.

Kurilla, B.P. (November, 2010). Enhanced processing fluency leads to biases in source memory. Poster presented at the 51st annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, St. Louis, MO.

Westerman, D.L., Olds, J.M., & Kurilla, B.P. (November, 2009). On the resilience of the standard interpretation of processing fluency. Paper presented at the 50th annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Boston, MA.

Kurilla, B.P., & Westerman, D.L. (November, 2008). Source memory for non-identified test probes. Poster presented at the 49th annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Chicago, IL.

Kurilla, B.P., & Westerman, D.L. (November, 2007). Processing fluency affects subjective claims of recollection. Poster presented at the 48th annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Long Beach, CA.

Kurilla, B.P., & Crawley, E.J. (March, 2005). Inhibition of return across conditions of location- and object-based attention. Poster presented at the 2005 meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, MA.

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