Will Orwig

I am a MA student in Cognitive Psychology at UBC. My research focuses on how interactions between large-scale brain networks facilitate creative cognition. I am interested in the relationship between memory and creativity – specifically the role of semantic memory in the imagination of future possibilities and production of novel ideas.


  • 2018 – Master’s degree in Mind, Brain & Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • 2016 – Bachelor’s degree with Honors in Biopsychology, Cognition & Neuroscience and Spanish from University of Michigan

Research interests

  • Cognitive neuroscience
  • Functional connectivity
  • Network analysis
  • Creativity

Personal interests

  • Mountain Biking
  • Landscape Photography
  • Salsa Dancing
  • Basketball