Juan A. Ventura   

Ph.D. Student, Cognitive and Brain Sciences (Department of Psychology)


Juan A. Ventura is a graduate student in the MCCL and the Working Memory Lab at LSU. His research interests center around the development, structure, and enhancement of working memory with a special interest in the musical domain. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Human Development at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. At UNCG, he worked in the labs of Dr. Peter Delaney, Dr. Michael Kane, and Dr. Thomas Kwapil as a research assistant. Currently, he is at Louisiana State University pursuing his Psychology Ph.D. in the Cognitive and Brain Sciences area with Dr. Emily Elliott.

Feel free to email Juan at jventu4@lsu.edu.

Select Presentations

Ventura, J. & Elliott, E. (2016, November). Measuring Working Memory: A Theoretical Exploration of Musical Working Memory. Poster to be presented at the 15th Annual Auditory Perception, Cognition and Action Meeting in Boston, MA.


Ventura, J., Elliott, E., Baker, D., & Shanahan, D. (2016, November). Investigating the Relationship between Musical Working Memory and Musical Sophistication in Non-Musicians. Poster to be presented at the 57th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society in Boston, MA.


Ventura, J., Delaney, P., & Chang, Y. (2016, April). Test Enhanced Learning: Strategy Change and Conscientiousness. Poster presented at the 62nd Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association in New Orleans, LA.


Zeringue, J., Elliott, E., McGill, C., & Ventura, J. (2016, April). What Underlies Individual Differences in Auditory Distraction Effects? Paper presented at the 62th Annual Southeastern Psychological Association Meeting n in New Orleans, LA.


Delaney, P. F., King, J. S., Chang, Y., Ventura, J., & Nelson-Gray, R., (2015, November).  Encoding strategies and personality.  Paper presented at the 56th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society in Chicago, IL.