IntroductionWelcome to the personal website of Darryl W. Schneider. I conduct research on Cognitive Psychology and teach courses in the Department of Psychological Sciences at Purdue University.
My research is focused on understanding the role of memory in cognitive control by studying how knowledge and experience can be retrieved from memory to control thought and action. I integrate behavioral experimentation with computational modeling to explore the relationship between memory and cognitive control, primarily in the domain of task switching. My research interests also extend to experimental and modeling work on other topics in cognition, such as associative recognition, multiple-choice behavior, and speed-accuracy tradeoffs.
I was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. I received my B.Sc. (Honors) in Psychology from the University of Alberta in 2003. I then moved to the United States to attend graduate school and I received my Ph.D. in Psychology from Vanderbilt University in 2008. From 2008 to 2013, I conducted postdoctoral research at Carnegie Mellon University. I have been a faculty member at Purdue University since 2013.