Dr Claudia Von Bastian
Department of Psychology
University of Sheffield
1 Vicar Lane, Sheffield, S1 2LT
Tel: +44 (0)114 222 6560
Lab Website: www.claudiavonbastian.com
PhD Psychology, University of Zurich, Switzerland (summa cum laude)
MSc Psychology, University of Zurich, Switzerland (summa cum laude)
Cognitive plasticity through short-term interventions (e.g. working memory training) and life-long experiences (e.g. bilingualism); individual differences and age-related change in cognitive abilities, in particular executive functions and working memory; development of Tatool, an open-source experiment software (www.tatool-web.com).
2018 - present: "Assessing functional ability in older adults", PI, White Rose University Consortium, Collaboration Fund, GBP 9,619
Co-Lead Academics: Richard Allen, University of Leeds, and Fiona McNab, University of York
Co-Is: Tom Stafford, University of Sheffield, George Pavlidis, Sheffield International Faculty City College, Thessaloniki (Greece), James Stone, University of Leeds, Alan Baddeley, University of York
Collaborators: Jessica Andrews-Hanna, University of Arizona (USA), André Locher (Tatool Web)
2018 - present: "Limits when multi-tasking", Co-I, British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grant, GBP 9,983
PI: Candice Morey, Cardiff University
Co-I: Evie Vergauwe, University of Geneva, Switzerland
2016 – present: Collaborator: “Plasticity of large-scale neural connectivity following working memory training”, PIs: Kathrin Koch and Igor Yakushev, Technische Universität München, Germany, German Research Foundation (DFG), EUR 336 169 (approx. GBP 281 130)
2016 – 2017: Advisor: “Features of an adequate control group for cognitive training studies”, PI: Carla De Simoni, University of Zurich, Switzerland, Suzanne and Hans Biäsch Foundation for Applied Psychology, CHF 35 000 (approx. GBP 26 900)
2014 – present: Advisor: “Individual differences in the effectiveness of working memory training in older adults”, PI: Sabrina Guye, University of Zurich, Switzerland, Suzanne and Hans Biäsch Foundation for Applied Psychology, CHF 49 600 (approx. GBP 38 240)
2013 - 2016: "Transfer effects of function-based working-memory training", Co-PI, Swiss National Science Foundation, CHF 219,690
PI: Klaus Oberauer, University of Zurich, Switzerland
2012 - 2014: "Is there a bilingual executive processing advantage?" , Co-I, Suzanne and Hans Biäsch Foundation for Applied Psychology, CHF 33,680
PI: Miriam Gade, Medical School Berlin
Co-I: Alessandra Souza, University of Zurich, Switzerland
2011 - 2013: "Neural correlates of working memory training", PI, Suzanne and Hans Biäsch Foundation for Applied Psychology, CHF 48,906
2011 - 2012: "Training and transfer effects in working memory across the life-span", Advanced PhD student scholarship, University of Zurich, Switzerland, CHF 40,365
2009 - 2011: "Training and transfer effects in working memory", PhD student scholarship, University of Zurich, Switzerland, CHF 78,093
A list of key publications can be found below. For a full list of publications please click here
- Neural correlates of verbal working memory: An fMRI meta-analysis. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 13. View this article in WRRO
- Functional Ability in Everyday Life: Are Associations with an Engaged Lifestyle Mediated by Working Memory?. The Journals of Gerontology: Series B. View this article in WRRO
- Is executive control related to working memory capacity and fluid intelligence?. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. View this article in WRRO
- Mechanisms of working memory training: insights from individual differences. Intelligence, 73, 78-87. View this article in WRRO
- Lower general executive function is primarily associated with trait worry: A latent variable analysis of negative thought/affect measures. Emotion. View this article in WRRO
- Working memory updating and binding training: Bayesian evidence supporting the absence of transfer. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 147(6), 829-858. View this article in WRRO
- Working memory training in older adults: Bayesian evidence supporting the absence of transfer.. Psychology and Aging, 32(8), 732-746. View this article in WRRO
- A combined experimental and individual-differences investigation into mind wandering during a video lecture. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 146(11), 1649-1674. View this article in WRRO
- Do individual differences predict change in cognitive training performance? A latent growth curve modeling approach. Journal of Cognitive Enhancement. View this article in WRRO
- Shifting between mental sets: An individual differences approach to commonalities and differences of task switching components.. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 146(9), 1266-1285.
- Transfer after process-based object-location memory training in healthy older adults. Psychology and Aging, 31(7), 798-814. View this article in WRRO
- Does working memory training have to be adaptive?. Psychological Research, 80(2), 181-194.
- No Evidence of the Ego-Depletion Effect across Task Characteristics and Individual Differences: A Pre-Registered Study. PLoS ONE, 11(2). View this article in WRRO
- No evidence for bilingual cognitive advantages: A test of four hypotheses.. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 145(2), 246-258.
- Effects and mechanisms of working memory training: a review. Psychological Research, 78(6), 803-820.
- The effects of working memory training on functional brain network efficiency. Cortex, 49(9), 2424-2438.
- Distinct transfer effects of training different facets of working memory capacity. Journal of Memory and Language, 69(1), 36-58.
- Effects of working memory training in young and old adults. Memory & Cognition, 41(4), 611-624.
- Tatool: A Java-based open-source programming framework for psychological studies. Behavior Research Methods, 45(1), 108-115.
- Color impact on security screening. IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine, 25(10), 33-38.
Conference proceedings papers
- The impact of color composition on X-ray image interpretation in aviation security screening. 43rd Annual 2009 International Carnahan Conference on Security Technology, 5 October 2009 - 8 October 2009.