Maria Khoudary

Hello! Thanks for stopping by.

My name is Maria Khoudary (they/them/هي), and I’m a lab manager and research assistant in Felipe De Brigard’s Imagination and Modal Cognition Lab at Duke University. I also help Felipe and Walter Sinnott-Armstrong coordinate the Summer Seminars in Neuroscience and Philosophy (SSNAP), a program that is just as awesome as it sounds.

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.

Beginning in the fall of 2021, I’ll be joining Megan Peters at the University of California, Irvine to get my PhD in Cognitive Science with a concentration in Cognitive Neuroscience. With co-supervision by Aaron Bornstein, I’ll be doing a deep dive on metacognition, memory, and computational modeling, and thinking about what that has to do with consciousness. I’m so excited to get started!