Salif Mahamane


Salif Mahamane is a doctoral candidate in the Experimental and Applied Psychological Program at USU. He has been a student in Dr. Kerry Jordan’s Multisensory Cognition Lab since Fall 2012 and the manager of that lab since Spring 2013. His research investigates cognitive and neurophysiological outcomes of exposure to, and immersion in, natural environments. However, he has also done work in other areas including coyote behavior and cognition, infant cognition, numerical cognition, and early childhood math education. Salif has taught courses for the psychology department including statistics, psychometrics, research methods, and cognitive psychology. He is the founder and co-facilitator of the USU Neurodiversity Group, a group for the campus community that meets biweekly to discuss topics relevant to students, faculty, and staff with diverse neurological and psychological conditions. The group also serves to facilitate the forming of support networks for these members of the university community. Salif has also been featured as a speaker in USUIgnite! and TEDxUSU about how his research relates to his own life as someone with ADHD.