Matthew Hughes is a first-year graduate student in Psychology. He graduated with his bachelor's degree in Psychology from Purdue University last year, where he conducted research and worked on his honor’s thesis with Dr. Julia Chester. His interests are in cognition and neuroscience. Currently, he is working on several projects with professors in Villanova’s Psychology Department. Next year, he will begin work on his Master’s thesis with Dr. Diego Fernandez-Duque. After Villanova, he would like to continue his education in a Ph.D. program, and pursue a career in psychological research.