Our Team

Principal Investigator

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Dr. Signy Sheldon

assistant professor

Department of Psychology, McGill University

Canada Research Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory

2014 Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care, Toronto, ON, Canada
2011 Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Division of Neurosurgery, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada
2011 Ph.D., Psychology, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
2006 M.A., University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada

Graduate Students

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Sarah Peters

ph.d student in clinical psychology


I am currently looking at the neuropsychological factors contributing to how individuals solve problems in the real world. I am particularly interested in how hippocampus-dependent memory processes relate to problem solving ability in normal aging and aging-related memory disorders.

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Lauri Gurguryan

PH.D Student in Exp. Psychology


I am currently looking at the cognitive and neural mechanisms that support different ways of remembering, focusing on the structures in the medial temporal lobe. I am also interested in how spatial information can alter the way we perceive and remember. 


Rebecca Scheurich

Ph.D. Student Collaborator (supervised by dr. caroline palmer


I am currently collaborating on a project with Dr. Signy Sheldon and Dr. Caroline Palmer that investigates how individual differences influence sensory details recalled from complex events. Specifically, we are interested in how the types of sensory details recalled change with changes in imagery ability and musical training.


Greta Melega

Visiting researcher (previously supervised by    dr. Elisa ciaramelli


I recently graduated with a Master's Degree in Neuroscience from University of Bologna and I'm currently doing a research internship at Sheldon Memory Lab. I’m interested in the functions of remembering and forgetting. I’m currently looking at the benefits and drawbacks of recollecting details from learned events for concept generalization.


undergraduate students

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Stephanie Simpson

I am an Honours undergraduate student interested in studying the interaction between emotion and memory in autobiographical memory and understanding the underlying computations of this interaction.

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Caterina Agostino

I am an Honours student interested in studying the influence of affect on memory formation and how this affects subsequent memory recall, as revealed by monitored eye-movements. 

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can fenerci

I am a research assistant in the lab. I am primarily interested in the link between memory and social functions and learning about how this link is supported by the brain. To do so, I use brain stimulation techniques.


Lisa-Marie Giorgio

I am a recent McGill University graduate whose primary interests are the way emotions affect memory. I am currently investigating the ways that stress influences the way we remember information. In the past, I have also worked on research projects about empathy and memory.


kelly cool

I am an undergraduate Psychology student, interested in the individual differences in imagery. I'm running a study investigating how imagery capabilities support the mental construction of scenes and events.

Yass salehi

I am currently completing an independent research project after having recently finished my B.Sc. in psychology. My research investigates the role of musical expertise in the recollection of sensory details from complex events.

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elizabeth dutemple

I am third-year Honours student currently contributing to research projects furthering our understanding of the effects of event segmentation on temporal memory, exploring how visual imagery influences episodic memory processes, and investigating the effects of induced mood on recalled autobiographical memories.


gabrielle pochiet

I am completing my undergraduate degree in Psychology. I am interested in how autobiographical memory retrieval  is affected by aging.


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batu kaya

I am an undergraduate Cognitive Psychology and Anthropology student. My research interests include the investigation of multimodal sensory processes of memory and individual differences in remembering and imagination.

Brenna Hello

I am a 3rd year undergraduate student, majoring in Psychology. My research interests lie in looking at emotion and memory, as well as the factors that affect how we recall our autobiographical memories.



sophia harman-heath

I am completing my B.Sc. in Psychology at McGill. I am interested in looking at false memories and how our memories can be affected by the world around us! I am currently studying how different perceptual details are remembered.

willem le duc

I am completing my undergraduate degree in Psychology. I am interested in how memories are formed and how they can be changed. I’m currently examining some key differences between the anterior and posterior portions of the hippocampus. 

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