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Principal Investigator


Graduate Students


Michelle A. Dollois – Ph.D. candidate, M.Sc. in Psychology, B.A.H. in Psychology and Early Modern Studies.

My research is focused on investigating how strategies for attention and memory can be observed in physiological change; with special focus on the behavioural costs of anticipation and preparation, and stimulus-locked shifts in heart rate and respiration. I am also exploring what cues are used when making memory predictions. Currently, we are manipulating motoric fluency to see how the procedural memory associated with an item can influence the impressions we have of our future memory. 

Evan Mitton – M.Sc. Candidate, B.A.H in Psychology, Minor in Neuroscience.

Broadly, my research is focused on the cognitive mechanisms that allow individuals to monitor and control their own learning and memory. Specifically, I am interested in exploring how cues like emotion and testing experience can impact our ability to predict what we will remember in the future. To this end, I utilize physiological measures like facial electromyography (fEMG), electrodermal activity (EDA), and pupillometry in tandem with behavioural measures to examine the extent to which such cues exert influence over human metamemory


Skylar Laursen – M.Sc. Candidate, B.Sc.H in Psychology: Brain and Cognition; Minors in Neuroscience and Criminal Justice and Public Policy

My research is focused on how individuals use a variety of intrinsic and extrinsic cues when evaluating their learning and predicting their future memory performance. More specifically, I look at how cues, such as context, fluency, and test experience, impact how individuals monitor their learning and make decisions to continue studying or to re-study recently acquired information.


Lab Manager

  Greer Gillies H.B.Sc. in Psychology: Brain & Cognition.

Research Interests: interactions between attention and other cognitive systems (e.g., perception, memory, etc.)

Undergraduate Students

2019/20: Brianna Mitton, Cole Poore-Buchhaupt, Hassan Anees, Jennifer Wilson, Sierra Goldfinger, Silas Manning

2018/19: Anne Parmentier, Dana Strauss, Emma Littler, Gillian Conley, Jasmyn Skinner, Rachel Kelly, Skylar Laursen

2017/18: Amanda Glouchkow, Andrew Clarke, Emma Littler, Evan Mitton, Jade Langille, Kayla Lantigua, Skylar Laursen