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• Congratulations to Shae Jalava on her acceptance to Carleton University's MA program in forensic psychology as a member of Dr. Craig Bennell's Police Research Lab! [March 2017]

• Pleased to announce that a brief review piece on the production effect, co-authored with Colin MacLeod, is now in press in Current Directions in Psychological Science. [January 2017]

• Glen is down under! He has begun an Honourary Visiting Scholar position at Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia for his research and scholarship leave. Here's hoping the Bod Lab will be even more productive with him out of the way for the year. [January 2017]

• Happy Holidays! Here's some of our crew at the Department's annual Holiday Party at the Last Defense Lounge. [December 2016]

• There will be blood! Here's a photo of the lab (Shae, Taylor, Rozee, and Devon) at the "Adult Only Night" at Telus Spark, where the event theme was...blood. [October 2016]

• The Faculty of Graduate Studies awarded Glen a GREATsupervisor Award for his graduate student supervision in the Psychology Graduate Program. [September 2016]

• Our lab welcomes Taylor Blanchette to the fold. Taylor is completing a Psyc 499 Research Experience in Psychology course this Fall/Winter. [September 2016]

• Katrina McDougall, last year's lab coordinator, has started the clinical graduate program at Washington State University! [September 2016]

• Congratulations to Rozee Pereverseff for winning a Queen Elizabeth II Graduate (Master's) Scholarship for 2016-17! [July 2016]

• Here's a pic of Glen "treating" the lab to a free lunch at the President's Stampede BBQ, where we said goodbye to our steadfast lab coordinator Katrina McDougall (here pictured in her now-signature clompy boot). She's off to Europe next, before starting graduate school in Clinical Psychology at Washington State University. Happy trails and thanks for all your hard work, Katrina! [July 2016]

• Our lab presented 2 posters at the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Science conference in Ottawa in June. [June 2016]

• Here's an oldie but a goodie that's a newbie! Bodner, Huff, Lamontagne, and Azad's paper "Getting at the source of distinctive encoding effects in the DRM paradigm: Evidence from signal-detection measures and source judgments" has been accepted for publication in Memory. These data were collected in 2006-07 and a decade later will finally see the light of day. [June 2016]

• The June issue of Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology (Vol. 70, Issue 2) was guest edited by Glen and Colin MacLeod. It features 10 new papers investigating the production effect on memory: Enhanced memory for materials that were given unique productions during study relative to materials that were not produced. Included in the issue are articles by former Honours student Angela Lambert and former Honours/MSc student Alex Taikh. Check out the table of contents here. [June 2016]

• Our lab presented 2 talks and 1 poster at the Northwest Cognition and Memory conference in Vancouver in May. Here are Shae, Rozee, visiting researcher Helen, and Glen raising a glass at a pub in Kitsilano Beach. [May 2016].

• Our lab hosted visiting researcher Dr. Helen Williams from Keele, UK in May. Our labs are collaborating on a project designed to evaluate and compare various methodologies for assessing the subjective states of experience that accompany recognition memory. Helen's visit was part of her ESRC-funded grant to compare these methodologies in younger adults, older adults, and older adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment. [May 2016]

• Our lab presented 3 posters at the Banff Annual Seminar in Cognitive Science 2016. Here's Rozee playing peek-a-boo with Shae during a poster session... [May 2016]

• Congratulations to Shaela Jalava on winning an NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award for Summer 2016! Shae will be working in the lab from May-September examining the conditions under which corrective feedback can improve recognition memory accuracy. [April 2016]

• Congratulations to Cody Tousignant on the successful oral defense of his PhD dissertation "Context effects on beauty ratings of painted artworks: Contrast, contrast, everywhere!". Seven is definitely Cody's lucky number! [April 2016]

• Big congratulations to former PhD student Mark Huff on accepting a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Southern Mississippi! Way to go, Mark! [February 2016]

• Lab bowling night at National on 10th St SW! [November 2015]

• Rider and Bodner "Does taking a walk in nature enhance long-term memory?" is now in press at Ecopsychology. Congratulations, Nathan, on the publication of your 2015 Honours thesis! [September 2015]

• Congratulations to Devon Currie (MSc student) for winning a Queen Elizabeth II Graduate (Master's) Scholarship for 2015-16. [September 2015]

• The lab welcomes Lab Coordinator and Research Assistant Katrina McDougall! The lab also welcomes Shae Jalava in three (!) roles: Honours Student, RA, and Psyc 499 research student. Please see our People page for this year's lab cohort. [September 2015]

• Huff, Weinsheimer, and Bodner's article "Reducing the misinformation effect through initial testing: Take two tests and recall me in the morning?" is now in press at Applied Cognitive Psychology. Camille Weinsheimer was an Honours student co-supervised by Mark and I, and this publication combined her Honours thesis with a follow-up study conducted while she was an RA and lab coordinator. Congrats on your first publication, Camille! [July 2015]

• Congratulations to Zorry Belchev for successfully defending her Master's thesis "Modulators of Preference Reversals in Aesthetic Choices"!  Zorry is off to the University of Toronto this fall to begin her PhD! [July 2015]

• Congratulations to Rozee Pereverseff (MSc student) for winning a Queen Elizabeth II Graduate (Master's) Scholarship for 2015-16. [July 2015]

• Congratulations to Nathan Rider (Honours student) for winning the Faculty of Arts Gold Medallion for 2014-15. The Gold Medallion is awarded annually to the student with the highest academic standing in Psychology. Bravo! [June 2015]

• The Bodner lab presented 5 posters at BASICS 2015 in Banff. Nice work, gang! Below is a photo of several of us outside an abandoned gas station between Banff and Calgary. [May 2015]

Google Killed the Trivia Star, the team including Zorry, Devon, and Glen, took first place at the PGSA's first-annual Psychology Trivia Night at the Den! [April 2015]

 • Good news for the Memory and Cognition Lab! Glen's NSERC Discovery Grant application for 2015-19 ("Modulators of memory and subjective experiences") was funded! [April 2015]

• Here's some of the lab crew (Rozee, Zorry, Angela, Alex, Glen, Devon) fresh from a round of Laser Quest, where evil-eyed "Lovecraft" and sly-eyed "Maverick" took 1st and 2nd place. Fortunately, the boss's data were "lost". [March 2015]

• This term we welcome two new MSc students to the lab: Devon Currie and Rozee Pereverseff. Check out the full lab complement under the People tab. We also upgraded all the lab desks...check out the new photos under the Lab tab! [January 2015]

• Colin MacLeod and I pleased to announce that we are editing a special issue of Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology on the production effect! Click here for details. [December 2014]

• Below is a photo from the lab's xmas party this year, in which some of us are proudly displaying our secret santa loot. [December 2014]

• Bodner, Johnson, and Masson "Fluency can bias masked priming of binary judgments: Evidence from an all-nonword task" is now in press at Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology. [December 2014]

• Tousignant, Bodner, and Arnold's paper "Effects of context on recollection and familiarity experiences are task dependent" will appear in the May 2015 issue of Consciousness & Cognition. [December 2014]

• A warm welcome to our two new lab members thus far for 2014-15: Nathan Rider (Honours student) and Alex Kenny (RA). The People tab presents our full fall lineup. [September 2014]

• The lab space was renovated (new flooring, new doors) and redesigned in Summer 2014. Check out the new photos under the Lab tab! [September 2014]

• Congratulations to Alex Taikh on the successful oral defense of his MSc thesis "Effects of levels-of-processing and test-list context on recognition and pupil dilation". Alex will begin the PhD program in cognitive psychology at Western this fall under the supervision of Dr. Stephen Lupker. Way to go, Alex! [August 2014]

• Congratulations to former Honours student Lawrence Lee on the long-awaited publication of his Honours thesis project "Masked response priming across three prime proportions: A comparison of three accounts" in Perceptual and Motor Skills. [June 2014]

• Nicole Burnett's disseration project ("Learnin' 'bout my generation? Evaluating the effects of generation on encoding, recall, and metamemory across study-test experiences") has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Memory and Language. Hurrah! A preprint is available for download on the publications page. [April 2014]

• Congratulations to Mark Huff on another publication--our review and meta-analysis piece on the DRM illusion is now in press in Psychonomic Bulletin & Review ("Effects of distinctive encoding on correct and false memory: A meta-analytic review of costs and benefits and their origins in the DRM paradigm"). [March 2014]

• Mark Huff's disseration project ("All varieties of encoding variability are not created equal: Separating variable processing from variable tasks") has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Memory and Language. Well done, Mark! A preprint is available for download on the publications page. [February 2014]

• Bodner and Masson's chapter for Psychology of Learning and Motivation (Volume 61) reviewing their memory-recruitment account of masked priming is now in press. A preprint is available for download on the publications page. [January 2014]

• Erin Shumlich (RA) received a Faculty of Arts Undergrad Research Award for her presentation of her Honours thesis supervised by Dr. Melissa Boyce. Not bad for her first academic presentation! [December 2013]

• Camille organized a lab bowling night followed by food and drinks. Most of us did better at the latter! [November 2013]

• The Memory and Cognition Lab welcomes new MSc student Zorry Belchev (SFU), new Honours student Angela Lambert, and new research course student Chelsea Vainio to the fold! [September 2013]

• Cody Tousignant's (PhD student) Master's Thesis has been accepted at APA journal Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts. Cody's tenacity has paid off! [September 2013]

• Cody Tousignant (PhD student) has landed a great job! He recently accepted a position as Research Manager, Customer Insights at ATB financial in Calgary. [September 2013]

• Congratulations to Mark Huff for successfully defending his PhD titled "Is variety the spice of memory? Comparing two types of encoding variability on correct and false memory" (Committee: Glen Bodner, Penny Pexman, Chris Sears, John Manzo, and external examiner Randy Jamieson). [July 2013]

• Congratulations to Alex Taikh (MSc student) for having a co-authored paper on the production effect accepted at Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. [July 2013]

• We did it! Glen Bodner and his organizing committee hosted CSBBCS 2013 at the University of Calgary (June 7-9). The 23rd Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Science featured almost 270 presentations and was attended by 350 researchers from across Canada. Our lab presented 2 posters, 1 paper, and 1 symposium paper. [June 2013]

• Congratulations to Renee Matsalla (Honours student) for winning Haskayne's Gold Medal at convocation for having the highest GPA in that faculty! [June 2013]

• Congratulations to Angela Lambert (new Honours student) for winning the Department of Psychology's 2013 Faculty Award in recognition of her in-class contributions to my Psyc 463 (Memory) course! [June 2013]

• Double congratulations to Nicole Burnett (PhD student) for successfully defending her PhD titled "Learnin' 'bout my generation: The effects of generation on encoding, recall, and metamemory" (Committee: Glen Bodner, Suzanne Hala, Chris Sears, Jo Towers, and external examiner Ben Storm) AND for accepting a full-time Instructor position in Psychology at Medicine Hat College beginning July 1! Way to go, Nicole! [May 31, 2013]

• Congratulations to Mark Huff (PhD student) for winning an Izaak Walton Killam Pre-Doctoral Scholarship. [May 2013]

• The lab presented 3 papers and 2 posters at NOWCAM 2013 at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Surrey, BC. [May 2013]

• On the right is a photo of some of the Memory and Cognition Lab at BASICS 2013 in beautiful Banff, AB (L to R: Renee Matsalla, Cody Tousignant, Camille Weinsheimer, Mark Huff, Alex Taikh, and Erin Shumlich). The students in the lab presented 4 posters this year. [May 2013]

• Congratulations to Renee Matsalla and Camille Weinsheimer for successfully completing their Honours Theses. Congratulations too, to Cody Tousignant and Mark Huff for co-supervising Renee and Camille's theses, respectively. Both students gave terrific talks of their theses at the Department's Undergraduate Research Conference in April, and both are set to present posters of their projects at BASICS 2013 and NOWCAM 2013 in May. [April 2013] 

• Congratulations to Mark Huff (PhD student) for accepting a postdoctoral fellowship in Cognition and Aging at Washington Univsersity in the fall! [March 2013]

• Congratulations to Sara Davis (Lab coordinator) for being admitted to the Psychology PhD program at Iowa State University! [March 2013]

• Congratulations to 2004 Honours student Kristen Dunfield for accepting an Assistant Professor position in Developmental Psychology at Concordia University! [February 2013]

• Congratulations to Mark Huff (PhD student) for having a paper based on his PhD research course accepted at JEP:LMC! [November 2012]