Maria Khoudary

Maria Khoudary

Honors Thesis Student


B.S., Boston College, 2019


I joined the lab as a research assistant in September 2017, and I’m currently working on an interdisciplinary thesis in psychology and philosophy. The psychology portion of the project uses divided attention to characterize the role that cognitive resources play in our (in)ability to distinguish between memories for perception and imagination. The philosophy portion examines the epistemological status of these false memories and considers the implications of these and related phenomena on extant questions in memorial justification. Post-grad, I plan to work as a lab manager for a few years before entering into a doctoral program in cognitive neuroscience.

Outside of the lab, I help manage Boston College’s student-run radio station and host a weekly show where I play psychedelic music and interview psychologists, neuroscientists, and philosophers about their work. I also tutor statistics, research methods, neuroscience, psychology, and philosophy at the Connor’s Family Learning Center, and volunteer as a mentor in the Psychology Undergraduate Mentorship Program.

In my free time, I like to experiment in the kitchen, explore the Boston area, and experience art in all of its mediums.