Assistant Professor of Psychology
I am interested in the fundamental structure and function of memory. I approach these problems using a mix of computational simulations and laboratory experiments. My primary research examines the role that memory plays in other behaviours such as categorization, and why memory dysfunction (e.g., amnesia) impacts some memory behaviours but not others. More recently, I have started examining the use of theories in behavioural economics to predict and understand gambling behaviour.
I teach broadly within the areas of brain and cognitive sciences. I also teach experimental design and analysis, and believe that equipping students with the ability to conduct and critically analyse research is a crucial component of providing education for a better world.
Outside of academics, I am passionate about disc sports, good BBQ, and heavy music. I am a professional bassist around town, so say hi if you see me around!
Dr. Curtis completed his Ph.D. in Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Manitoba in January 2017.