Jakob Saloner Graduates and Completes Honors Thesis

Honors student Jakob Saloner graduates with distinction and completes honors thesis on visual working memory.

June 10, 2022

Honors student Jakob Saloner graduated with Distinction in Major and received an award for Exceptional Academic Performance. During his time in the lab, Jakob completed his honors thesis titled "What Rubik’s Cubes Can Teach Us About Expertise". The thesis examined how individuals' levels of expertise with a stimulus affect their visual working memory. He compared the speed and accuracy on a mental rotation task between groups of Cubers (Rubik's cube experts), Rubik's cube beginners, and people who had never tried to solve a Rubik's cube. The task involved judging if pairs of patterns (that were similar to the side of a Rubik's cube) were rotated versions of each other.

Congratulations Jakob!