As an undergraduate at Princeton University, I became interested in computational cognitive neuroscience and conducted independent research on memory and on cognitive control. Through my research and my courses I developed an interest in constraints in central processing capabilities. My research has focused on the computational tradeoff of learning and multitasking. At Cambridge as a student in the Cognitive and Brain Sciences Unit, I plan to investigate the effects of lesions on the capacity to allocate and sustain attention. I will research whether attentional deficits are due to overattending and thus an inability to switch attention between tasks or an inability to attend in general. This work has the potential to inform our understanding of the mechanisms of sustaining attention and the mechanisms through which we learn how best to allocate attention. My research also has implications for those with attention deficits.