My research centers on questions having to do with conscious perception and experience in general. I approach these topics from the perspective of cognitive science and experimental psychology, and bring to bear as much of the empirical literature as I can. Lately, I have been thinking of ways of connecting work on attention and memory and perceptual experiences that one might think of as aesthetic in nature (i.e., the richness of musical listening, or of looking at a painting, or of 'soaking in' a landscape). My dissertation focuses mostly on questions about the nature of attention and consciousness. Before coming to the University of Maryland, I earned an M.A. in Philosophy from San Francisco State University and a B.A. in Philosophy and Psychology from the University of Massachusetts, Boston.I am also very much interested in all things related to electronic music.