Anne Yilmaz is a Ph.D student in experimental psychology at UC San Diego working under Dr. John Wixted in his human memory lab. Broadly, she conducts memory research with potential application to real-world problems—specifically eyewitness memory—that is grounded in basic cognitive science. She primarily uses signal detection theory to guide recognition memory experiments, then uses the findings to direct and interpret lines of eyewitness and police lineup research within other subsects of psychology. Also, she studies the confidence given by participants during these recognition memory tasks. Specifically, she wants to know where and when confidence originates in the brain as well as when that confidence level is accessible to the subject.