Maria Khoudary

Hello! Thanks for stopping by.

My name is Maria Khoudary (they/them/هي), and I’m a PhD student in the Department of Cognitive Sciences at the University of California, Irvine. I work with Megan Peters and Aaron Bornstein on metacognition and memory-guided perceptual decision making.

I graduated magna cum laude from Boston College in 2019 with a B.S. in Psychology (honors) and a second major in Philosophy. I wrote my senior thesis on the epistemic reliability of episodic memory, using an original experiment on source monitoring as a case study. I was co-advised by Maureen Ritchey and Richard Atkins, with lots of help from members of Maureen’s Memory Modulation Lab.

I then worked as a lab manager and research assistant in Felipe De Brigard’s Imagination and Modal Cognition Lab at Duke University. There, I did some neuroimaging research and experimental philosophy research in addition to helping Felipe and Walter Sinnott-Armstrong coordinate the Summer Seminars in Neuroscience and Philosophy (SSNAP), a program that is just as awesome as it sounds.