Human Factors and Applied Cognition
PsychologyThe College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Cyrus K Foroughi

Cyrus K Foroughi

Cyrus K Foroughi

Cognitive Scientist

Attentional Control, Interruptions, Expertise, Cognitive Training, Supervisory Control, Video Games

Dr. Cyrus K. Foroughi, an alumnus of the HFAC program, is a scientist working for the U.S. Naval Research Lab. At Mason, he has ongoing research investigating attentional control, expertise, cognitive training, supervisory control, and interruptions with Dr. Boehm-Davis, Dr. Greenwood, Dr. Shaw, and Dr. McKnight.

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Selected Publications

Foroughi, C. K., Sibley, C., & Coyne, J. T. (2017). Pupil Size as Measure of Within Task Learning. Psychophysiology.

Foroughi, C. K., Monfort, S. S., Paczynski, M., McKnight, P. E., & Greenwood, P. M. (2016). Placebo Effects in Cognitive Training. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Foroughi, C. K., Serraino, C., Parasuraman, R., & Boehm-Davis, D. A. (2016). Can we create a measure of fluid intelligence using Puzzle Creator within Portal 2? Intelligence

Foroughi, C. K., Werner, N. E., Barragan, D., & Boehm-Davis, D. A. (2015). Interruptions Disrupt Reading Comprehension. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. [PDF]

Expanded Publication List

Foroughi, C. K., Werner, N. E., Barragan, D., & Boehm-Davis, D. A. (2016). Multiple Interpretations of Long-Term Working Memory Theory: Reply to Delaney and Ericsson (2016)Journal of Experimental Psychology: General

Foroughi, C. K., Monfort, S. S., Paczynski, M., McKnight, P. E., & Greenwood, P. M. (2016). Placebo Effects in Cognitive Training. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Foroughi, C. K., Malihi, P., & Boehm-Davis, D. A. (2016). Working Memory Capacity and Errors Following Interruptions. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition.

Foroughi, C. K., Serraino, C., Parasuraman, R., & Boehm-Davis, D. A. (2016). Can we create a measure of fluid intelligence using Puzzle Creator within Portal 2? Intelligence.

Foroughi, C. K., Sibley, C., & Coyne, J. T. (2017). Pupil Size as Measure of Within Task Learning. Psychophysiology.

Foroughi, C. K., Barragan, D., & Boehm-Davis, D. A. (2016). Interrupted Reading and Working Memory Capacity. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition.

Foroughi, C. K., Werner, N. E., McKendrick, R., Cades, D. M., & Boehm-Davis, D. A. (2016). Individual Differences in Working Memory Capacity and Task Resumption Following Interruptions. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition.

Foroughi, C. K., Werner, N. E., Barragan, D., & Boehm-Davis, D. A. (2015). Interruptions Disrupt Reading ComprehensionJournal of Experimental Psychology: General. [PDF]

Foroughi, C. K., Blumberg, E. J., & Parasuraman, R. (2015). Activation and Inhibition of Posterior Parietal Cortex Have Bi-Directional Effects on Spatial Errors Following InterruptionsFrontiers in Systems Neuroscience.

Blumberg, E. J., Foroughi, C. K., Scheldrup, M. R., Peterson, M. S., Boehm-Davis, D. A., & Parasuraman, R. (2014). Reducing the Disruptive Effects of Interruptions with Noninvasive Brain Stimulation. Human Factors

Foroughi, C. K., Werner, N. E., Nelson, E. T., Boehm-Davis, D. A. (2014). Do Interruptions Affect Quality of Work? Human Factors.

Proceedings, Presentations, & Posters

Foroughi, C. K., Werner, N. E., & Boehm-Davis, D. A. (accepted). Are Individuals Sensitive to Changes in Performance when Interrupted? To be In Proceedings of the 60th Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting.

Foroughi, C. K., Wren, W. C., Barragan, D., Mead, P., & Boehm-Davis, D. A. (2015). Assessing Mental Rotation Ability in a Virtual Environment with an Oculus RiftIn Proceedings of the 59th Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting.

Foroughi, C. K., Werner, N. E., Hatcher, M. C., Lopez, A. J., Zafar, T. W., & Boehm-Davis, D. A. (2014). Do Interruptions Affect Content Production? In Proceedings of the 58th Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting.

Foroughi, C. K., (2014). Suppressing the Thought Process.  Presentation at the George Mason University Human Factors and Applied Cognition Brown Bag, Fairfax, VA.

Foroughi, C. K., Blumberg, E. J., Scheldrup, M. R., Peterson, M. S., Parasuraman, R., & Boehm-Davis, D. A. (2014). Reducing the Decrement: Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Reduces Resumption Time Post-Interruption. Poster presented at the 21st Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, Boston, MA.

Foroughi, C. K., Werner, N. E., Miller Jr., W. D., Boehm-Davis, D. A., (2013). Interruptions and Human Performance. Poster presented at the 2nd Annual Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Virginia Student Conference, Fairfax, VA.

Foroughi, C. K., Werner, N. E., Nelson, E. T., Boehm-Davis, D. A. (2013). Do Interruptions Affect the Quality of Work? In Proceedings of the 57th Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting.

Bellows, B. G., Foroughi, C. K., Shaw, T. H., Youmans, R. J. (2013). Validating a Virtual Environment Based Problem Solving Task. Poster presented at the 25th Annual Association for Psychological Science, Washington, D.C.

Foroughi, C. K., Farid, M. M., & Boehm-Davis, D. A. (2012). Exploring the Effect of Interruptions on Overall Quality of Work.  Poster presented at the College of Humanities and Social Sciences Undergraduate Research Symposium, Fairfax, VA.

In the Media

Research on placebo effects in cognitive training

Research on the effects interruptions have on quality of work