Jason Chein


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Alumni Member

Temple University

jason.chein [at] temple [dot] edu


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SILC Alumni Member (former Faculty Member, Temple University) and member of our Spatial Network.

Biographical Sketch:

Jason Chein

Dept. of Psychology

Temple Univerisity

a. Professional Preparation

Temple University                               Psychology/Computer Science           B.A.,   1997

University of Pittsburgh                     Cognitive Psychology                         M.S.,   2001

University of Pittsburgh                     Cognitive Psychology                         Ph.D., 2004

Princeton University                           Cognitive Neuroscience                      2004-2005


b. Appointments

2006-               Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Temple University

2006-               Visiting Collaborating Researcher, Princeton University

2004-2005       Postdoctoral Fellow, Ctr. Study of Brain, Mind, & Behavior, Princeton University

2002                Adjunct Faculty, Department of Biology, Chatham College


c. Honors


2001    Tim Post Award For Research Excellence (University of Pittsburgh)

2001    Temple University Alumni Gallery of Success (Temple University)

2000    Trainee Travel Award, Organization for Human Brain Mapping

1998    Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition Fellowship (National Science Foundation)

1998    National Science Foundation Graduate Student Fellowship, Honorable Mention

1997    College of Arts & Sciences Graduation Ceremony Speaker (Temple University)

1997    President’s Scholar (Temple University)

1997    Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society

1997    General Alumni Award For Academic Achievement (Temple University)

1997    Clifford M. Kliger Scholarship For Outstanding Work In Psychology (Temple University)

1996    Jerry Zaslow Award For Achievement in Academics and Service (Temple University)


d. Publications

(i) Five most relevant recent publications

Chein & Morrison (in press). Expanding the mind’s workspace: Training and transfer effects in working memory training. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review.

Chein & Fiez (2010). Evaluating models of working memory: FMRI and behavioral evidence on the effects of concurrent irrelevant information. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. 139(1):117-37.

Chein, J.M. & Schneider, W. (2005). Neuroimaging studies of practice: FMRI and meta-analytic evidence of a domain-general control network for learning. Cognitive Brain Research, 25(3), 607-623.

Schneider, W. & Chein, J.M. (2003). Controlled and automatic processing: Behavior, theory, & biology. Cognitive Science, 27, 525-559.

Chein, J.M. & Fiez, J.A. (2001). Dissociation of verbal working memory system components using a delayed serial recall task. Cerebral Cortex, 11(11), 1003-1014.

(ii) Five other significant publications

Chein, J.M., Ravizza, S.M., & Fiez, J.A. (2003). Using neuroimaging to evaluate alternative models of working memory and their implications for language processing. Journal of Neurolinguistics, 16(4-5), 315-339.

Chein, J.M. & Schneider, W. (2003).  Designing effective FMRI experiments.  In The Handbook of Neuropsychology, Vol. 9. J. Grafman and I. Robertson (Eds.).  Elsevier Science, Amsterdam.

Moscovitch, M., Chein, J., Talmi, D., & Cohn, M. (2007). Learning, Memory, & Knowledge. In Cognition, Brain, & Consciousness. B. Baars & N. Gage (Eds.). Elsevier Science, Amsterdam.

Ravizza, S.M., Delgado, M.R., Chein, J.M., Becker, J.T., & Fiez, J.A. (2004). Functional dissociations within the inferior parietal cortex in verbal working memory.  Neuroimage, 22(2), 562-573.

Chein, J.M., Fissell, K., Jacobs, S., & Fiez, J.A. (2002).  Functional heterogeneity within Broca's area during verbal working memory.  Physiology & Behavior, 77, 635-639.

d. Synergistic Activities

-        Co-author and contributor to Psychmate, an educational tool (experimental software and companion text) for undergraduate psychology instruction

-        Contributor to Cognition, Brain, & Consciousness undergraduate textbook on cognitive neuroscience

-        Instructor, Pittsburgh functional neuroimaging training workshops

-        Co-development of method and research tools for the meta-analysis of neuroimaging data

e. Collaborators & Other Affiliations


Collaborators: B. Baars (Neurosciences Institute), M. Banich (Colorado), S. Bauman (Psychology Software Tools), J. Becker (Pittsburgh), J.D. Cohen (Princeton), M. Cohn (Toronto), A. Conway (Princeton), M. Delgado (Rutgers Newark), A. Drobyshevsky (Psychology Software Tools), J.A. Fiez (Pittsburgh), K. Fissell (Pittsburgh), S. Jacobs (Pittsburgh), M. Moscovitch (U Toronto), S.M. Ravizza (UC Davis), D. Talmi (U Toronto),W. Schneider (Pittsburgh), L. Steinberg (Temple)


Graduate and Postdoctoral Advisors: J.D. Cohen (Princeton), J.A. Fiez (Pittsburgh), W. Schneider (Pittsburgh)