Areas of Expertise:
memory | aging | visual attention | memory and aging | cognition
Alan Castel is an associate professor of psychology in the UCLA College and an expert in memory, attention, cognition and cognitive aging. In his research, Castel (pronounced like pastel) has studied how humans remember and why do they forget, and how does this change across the lifespan? This includes the strategic control over memory and attention, how value influences memory and metamemory, expertise, visual attention, memory for numerical information, neuropsychological and behavioral models of memory and aging, eyewitness memory, metacognition and decision making, and how various memory disorders influence performance.