Keith Lyle, PhD

Associate Professor

Life Sciences Building, 125

(502) 852-7096

(502) 852-8904

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  • Ph.D., Yale University, 2005
  • M.A., Yale University, 2002
  • B.S., Indiana University, 1998

Research Interests

Source monitoring, false and distorted memories, memory enhancement, aging and cognition, laterality and handedness, brain mechanisms of memory, applying cognitive psychology to education.

Selected Publications

For a complete list, see the Memory & Cognition Lab website.

  • Edlin, J.M., & Lyle, K.B. (2013). The effect of repetitive saccade execution on the attention network test: Enhancing executive function with a flick of the eyes. Brain and Cognition, 81, 345-351.
  • Lyle, K.B., Hanaver-Torrez, S.D., Hacklaender, R.P., & Edlin, J.M. (2012). Consistency of handedness, regardless of direction, predicts baseline memory accuracy and potential for memory enhancement. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 38, 187-193.
  • Lyle, K.B., & Orsborn, A.E. (2011). Inconsistent handedness and saccade execution benefit face memory without affecting interhemispheric interaction. Memory, 19, 613-624.
  • Lyle, K.B., & Crawford, N.A. (2011). Retrieving essential material at the end of lectures improves performance on statistics exams. Teaching of Psychology, 38, 94-97.
  • Lyle, K.B., & Jacobs, N.E. (2010). Is saccade-induced retrieval enhancement a potential means of improving eyewitness evidence? Memory, 18, 581-594.
  • Lyle, K.B., & Martin, J.M. (2010). Bilateral saccades increase intrahemispheric processing but not interhemispheric interaction: Implications for saccade-induced retrieval enhancement. Brain and Cognition, 73, 128-134.
  • Butler, A.C., Zaromb, F.M., Lyle, K.B., & Roediger, H.L. III (2009). Using popular films to enhance classroom learning: The good, the bad, and the interesting. Psychological Science, 20, 1161-1168.
  • McDaniel, M.A., Lyle, K.B., Butler, K.M., & Dornburg, C.C. (2008). Age-related deficits in reality monitoring of action memories. Psychology and Aging, 23, 646-656.
  • Lyle, K.B., Logan, J.M., & Roediger, H.L., III. (2008). Eye movements enhance memory for individuals who are strongly right-handed and harm it for individuals who are not. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 15, 515-520.
  • Lyle, K.B., McCabe, D.P., & Roediger, H.L., III. (2008). Handedness is related to memory via hemispheric interaction: Evidence from paired associate recall and source memory tests. Neuropsychology, 22, 523-530.

Courses Often Taught

  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Cognitive Processes
  • Human Memory: A User's Guide
  • Statistics