What is going on at the Sheldon Lab?
March 2019: We have been having a lot of fun with science this spring! We also recently took some time to visit a retro arcade! It goes us all thinking about the power of nostalgia. Do people with memory loss experience that feeling? Is nostalgia linked to positively rewarded memories? Hmm …
Dec 2018: A couple of ‘news-worthy’ articles
Dr. Sheldon gives some tips on how to effectively study to the MCGILL TRIBUNE: http://www.mcgilltribune.com/sci-tech/the-power-of-effective-studying-31218/
Dr Sheldon also talked to NEW SCIENTIST magazine about how memories are recalled differently across individuals: https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg24032011-300-memory-special-how-can-two-people-recall-an-event-so-differently/
Throwback Thursday to when our graduate students Sarah Peters and Lauri Gurguryan presented their work at the 2018 International Conference on Learning & Memory in California earlier this summer!
PhD candidate Sarah Peters presented a poster on "Comparing And Contrasting The Neural Mechanisms Of Autobiographical Memory And Problem Solving" and PhD candidate Lauri Gurguryan gave a lightning talk on "The dynamic nature of autobiographical memory retrieval is a matter of detail".
Stephanie presented her wonderful work on the impact of emotion on autobiographical memory at the International Congress of Applied Psychology Conference (2018).
Here at the Sheldon Lab, we are big fans of JAMOVI - an open source statistical software package that is built on top of R. It is great! It is free! It is open-source!
Signy led a wild symposium on the interplay between detailed remembering and forgetting at the 2018 International Conference on Learning and Memory. There were some rousing discussions on when and why we remember details from the past versus forget them.
Three of our undergraduate students (Willem Le Duc, Elizabeth Dutemple & Lisa-Marie Giorgio) presented their projects at the Undergraduate Research Day, which is a day long research event to celebrate the hard work and excellence in ongoing undergraduate research at McGill. If you want to learn more about the fabulous work they have been carrying out in the lab you can visit: Abstracts or Our Team.
Cool! Signy was interviewed for Quebec Science. Funny enough, she doesn't speak French well enough to read it! Time to get those language lessons happening, tout suite!
We are all so excited that Dr. Sheldon will be chairing this symposium at the UC Irvine International Conference on Learning and Memory. Cool!
Dr. Sheldon appears as a neuroscience expert on the recently launched Educart initiative from the Musee Des Beaux-Arts. She provides a neuroscience perspective on several works on art, helping break down walls between art and science!
Congratulations to Lauri Gurguryan, our superstar Master's student who received a travel award from the CRBLM to present her research at the annual SFN meeting in Washington, D.C.. Her work suggests there are distinct hippocampal mechanisms that support autobiographical memory that depend on the nature of recall.
Congratulations to Stephanie Simpson for her submission, titled "The Interaction Between Episodic Memory and Mood", has been Highly Commended in the Psychology category of The Undergraduate Awards Programme 2017! So honored to have her as part of our lab!
Our lab has moved to a beautifully window-ed new space! We can't wait to get our research engines revving here!
SEE YOU SOON SONJA CHU and CARINA FAN!
Sonja Chu (on the right) and Carina Fan (on the left) are both headed to University of Toronto to start their graduate careers. We will miss them in the lab and look forward to future visits and collaborations! Once part of our team, always part of our team!!!