College of Staten Island
 The City University of New York
  Timothy Ricker
Assistant Professor

Timothy Ricker
Assistant Professor

Office : Building 4S Room 234
Phone : 718.982.3786
Fax : 718.982.4114

Degrees :
Ph.D., University of Missouri
M.A., University of Missouri
B.A., Michigan State University

Biography / Academic Interests :
My research investigates how information within the working memory system is maintained and forgotten. I use behavioral experimentation, mathematical process modeling, and Bayesian estimation in support of this goal. My specific areas of interest include the effects of time, multi-tasking, and complexity on short-term retention as well as the influence of memory limitations on decision making. I am especially interested in collaborations investigating relationships between working memory and fluid intelligence, language, and development across the lifespan.

Scholarship / Publications :
Ricker, Vergauwe, & Cowan (2015). Decay theory of immediate memory: From Brown (1958) to today (2014). Q J Exp Psych.

Ricker, Vergauwe, Hinrichs, Blume, & Cowan (2015). No recovery of memory when cognitive load is decreased. J Exp Psych: Learn, Mem, Cogn.

Cowan, Ricker, Clark, Hinrichs, & Glass (2015). Knowledge cannot explain the developmental growth of working memory capacity. Dev Sci.

Ricker, Spiegel, & Cowan (2014). Time-based loss in visual short-term memory is from trace decay, not temporal distinctiveness. J Exp Psych: Learn, Mem, Cogn.

Ricker & Cowan (2014). Differences in presentation methods in working memory procedures: A matter of working memory consolidation. J Exp Psych: Learn, Mem, Cogn.

Cowan, AuBuchon, Gilchrist, Ricker, & Saults (2011). Age differences in visual working memory capacity: Not based on encoding limitations. Dev Sci.

Ricker & Cowan (2010). Loss of visual working memory within seconds: The combined use of refreshable and non-refreshable features. J Exp Psych: Learn, Mem, Cogn.

Ricker, Cowan, & Morey (2010). Visual working memory is disrupted by covert verbal retrieval. Psychon Bull & Rev.

Ricker, AuBuchon, & Cowan (2010). Working memory. In L. Nadel (Ed.), WIR: Cog Sci.