Claudia Araya. D3

2022.7.12更新
araya.claudia.23catst.kyoto-u.ac.jp

Research Area

I am part of the Satoru Saito Lab, which mainly focuses in studying the functions and mechanisms of human memory (http://cogpsy.educ.kyoto-u.ac.jp/en/member/saito_e.html). My research interests are Working Memory, and Learning. Currently I am focusing in the study of the Hebb repetition effect in Working Memory tasks and its underlying mechanism.

Education

B.S. in Psychology, University of Costa Rica, Costa Rica
Lic. In Psychology, University of Costa Rica, Costa Rica
M.S. in Cognitive Psychology in Education, Kyoto University, Japan

Research achievements

Publications
  • Araya, C., Oberauer, K., & Saito, S. (2021). The Hebb repetition effect in complex span tasks: Evidence for a shared learning mechanism with simple span tasks. Memory & Cognition, 1-16. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13421-021-01261-3
Thesis
  • Araya, C. (2020). The Hebb Repetition Effect in Complex Span Tasks. Master’s thesis, Graduate School of Education, Kyoto University. (Unpublished)
  • Araya, C. (2017). A Retrospective Study of the Influence of Working Memory Capacity and Fluid Intelligence on the Scores of the Admission Test to the University of Costa Rica. Undergraduate thesis, Faculty of Psychology, University of Costa Rica. (Unpublished)
Conferences
Oral presentations
  • Araya, C., Oberauer, K., & Saito, S. (2021). Testing the generalizability of the Hebb repetition effect in complex span tasks: An online replication study. Japan Society for Working Memory 18th Annual Meeting. Virtual.
  • Araya, C., Oberauer, K., & Saito, S. (2020). The Hebb repetition effect in Complex span tasks: Evidence towards the position-item association as its underlying mechanism. 10th European Working Memory Symposium (EWoMSX). Virtual.
  • Araya, C. & Rodríguez, O. (2018). A Retrospective Study of the Influence of Working Memory Capacity and Fluid Intelligence on the Scores of the Admission Test to the University of Costa Rica. The 16th annual meeting of the Japanese Society for Cognitive Psychology. Osaka, Japan.
  • Araya, C. & Rodríguez, O. (2017). A Retrospective Study of the Influence of Working Memory Capacity and Fluid Intelligence on the Scores of the Admission Test to the University of Costa Rica. The 55th Anniversary Institute of Psychological Research Symposium: Collective actions in research, teaching and social action. San José, Costa Rica
Poster presentations
  • Rodríguez, O & Araya, C. (2017). Gender Differences in the Updating Speed of Representations in Working memory. The 55th Anniversary Institute of Psychological Research Symposium: Collective actions in research, teaching and social action. San José, Costa Rica.
Others
Research grants
  • 2020/4-2023/3 Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Research Fellowship, DC1
Awards
  • International Award by the Kyoto University Faculty of Education Alumni Association(京都大学教育学部同窓会国際賞) “The Hebb repetition effect in complex span tasks: Evidence for a shared learning mechanism with simple span tasks”. 京都大学教育学部同窓会(京友会). 2022.
  • Best presentation award at the 18th annual conference of the Japan Society for Working Memory(日本ワーキングメモリ学会第18回大会優秀発表賞) “Testing the generalizability of the Hebb repetition effect in complex span tasks: An online replication study.” 2021.
  • Young researchers in Psychology award. Thesis project: “A Retrospective Study of the Influence of Working Memory Capacity and Fluid Intelligence on the Scores of the Admission Test to the University of Costa Rica”. Institute of Psychological Research, University of Costa Rica. 2016.
Work experience
  • 2019/04~2022/02 Kyoto University,Teaching Assistant,Introduction to Educational Studies I and II
    2015/03~2017/12 University of Costa Rica,Research Assistant,Psychological Research Institute
    2015/03~2017/12 University of Costa Rica, Research Assistant, Neuroscience Research Center
    2014/03~2017/12 University of Costa Rica, Teaching Assistant, Test Construction and Psychometrics
    2014/03~2017/12 University of Costa Rica, Teaching Assistant, Multivariate Analysis
    2014/03~2017/12 University of Costa Rica, Teaching Assistant, Descriptive and Inferential Analysis