Cognitive Repair Kit

Phd Student

Richard Drake

I began my academic training at Saint Mary’s University, where I completed a bachelor of science with honours in psychology and a bachelor of arts with honours in linguistics. I joined the Eskes Lab during my undergraduate years, first as a volunteer and later as a research assistant, and proceeded to complete a master of science in the lab through Dalhousie’s experimental psychology program. I am currently working towards a PhD in experimental psychology under the co-supervision of Dr. Eskes and Dr. Ray Klein. I have broad interests in cognition, with my research to date focusing on attention, working memory, and language. For my master’s thesis research, I explored how attention affects walking and multitasking in Parkinson’s disease. I am also interested in data security, encryption, statistics, and building software for research and data analysis.

Outside of work, my passions are stock car racing – i am the reigning champion in the Lightning Division at Scotia Speedworld – and studying chanoyu, the Japanese way of tea.

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