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Breanna Crane

Graduate Student
Research Area: Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience


I am interested in the effects of working memory on attention and decision-making among both younger and older adults.

Hi! My name is Breanna, and I graduated in May 2017 from the University of Alabama in Huntsville with a Physics degree. I am currently pursuing a graduate degree in Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience at Vanderbilt University working with Dr. Jennifer Trueblood! I plan to combine my love of physics and psychology to work on behavioral and mathematical methods and study memory, decision-making, and how these processes are affected by aging. 

Representative Publications

Conference Presentations:

Hammett, K., Harrison, A., Crane, B., Kelley, L., Lester, W., Yeazitzis, T., Williams, M., Reyer, A., & Price, J. (2017). Examination of whether fluency affects perceptions of truth. Poster presented at the Southeastern Psychological Association Conference (Atlanta, GA, March).

Harrison, A., Huber, E., Crane, B., Waldon, M., Skinner, D., Myers, L., Erwin, H., & Price, J. (2017). The role of relatedness and font size in JOLs. Paper presented at the Southeastern Psychological Association Conference (Atlanta, GA, March).

Reyer, A., Kelley, L., Huber, E., Waldon, H., Harrison, A., Crane, B., Erwin, H., & Price, J. (2017). Boundary conditions of font size effects for judgments and recall. Poster presented at the Southeastern Psychological Association Conference (Atlanta, GA, March)

Al-Hamdan, M., Crosson, W., Burrows, E., Coffield, S., & Crane, B. (2016). Evaluation of Different MODIS AOD Retrieval Algorithms for PM 2.5 Estimation in the Western, Midwestern and Southeastern United States with Implications for Public Health. Poster presented at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting (San Francisco, CA, December)

Lester, W., Harrison, A., Erwin, H., Skinner, D., Blakely, V., Hammett, K., Crane B., Gazzola, C., Waldon, M. A., Blunt, M., & Price, J. (2016). The role of problem fluency and difficulty in math problem solving. Poster presented at the Southeastern Psychological Association Conference (New Orleans, LA, March).

Harrison, A., Erwin, H., Waldon, M. A., Skinner, D., Crane, B., & Price, J. (2016). Examining the roles of fluency and memory beliefs in participants’ encoding strategies, judgments of learning, and memory performance. Poster presented at the Psychonomic Society Conference (Boston, MA, November).


Honors

American Indian Affairs Committee Scholarship

Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association Scholarship