Ira Hyman, PhD



I am a Professor of Psychology at Western Washington University.  I received my undergraduate degree from Duke University and Ph.D. from Emory University with Ulric Neisser as my dissertation advisor.  I have published research on memory for song lyrics, the creation of false childhood memories, collaborative remembering, memory for traumatic events, inattentional blindness for unicycling clowns, inattentional blindness and eyewitness memory, and the intrusive thought of having a song stuck in one’s head. 

Research Interests

  • Applied Cognitive Psychology
  • False memories and eyewitness memories
  • Attention, inattentional blindness