Center for Interdisziplinary Research

Ed Awh

Department of Psychology and Institute of Neuroscience, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, U.S.A.

Fellow of the ZiF research group "Competition and Priority Control in Mind and Brain: New Perspectives from Task-Driven Vision"


Ed Awh received his undergraduate degree in psychology from Northwestern University. He received his Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from the University of Michigan in 1996, and was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California San Diego from 1996 to 1998. Since 1999, he has been a member of the Psychology Department and the Institute of Neuroscience at the University of Oregon. He was promoted to associate professor with tenure in 2004. Dr. Awh has been a full professor since Fall 2008.

Current Main Research Interests

Dr. Awh's primary research examines the nature of capacity limits in attention and working memory, with an emphasis on the tight relationship between these constructs. The primary methods used include psychophysics, functional MRI, and EEG.

Five selected publications with particular relevance to the ZiF Research Group

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