Rob Cortes joined the lab in the Fall of 2016. He is a Senior in the College of Arts and Sciences double majoring in Philosophy and Psychology. Rob is primarily interested in studying the cognitive foundations of the creative process, potential ways to improve state creativity, and effective methods of measuring creative anxiety. In addition, Rob is interested in the ways mind wandering, working memory, reasoning, and executive function all contribute to or interact with our ability to be creative. Rob has experience with fMRI analysis, MATLAB, tDCS, eye tracking, Eprime, and Mturk. Outside of the lab, Rob's favorite activities include listening to music, playing video games, and working as a barista at Starbucks.