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Signy Sheldon, PhD
Lab Director


Signy Sheldon Photo

Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
McGill University

Academic History
2014 Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care, Toronto, ON, Canada. Supervisor: Dr. Brian Levine
2011 Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Division of Neurosurgery, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada. Supervisor: Dr. Tom Schweizer
2011 Ph.D., Psychology, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada.  Supervisor: Dr. Morris Mosovitch
2006 M.A., University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada.  Supervisor: Dr. Kathy Pichora-Fuller and Bruce Schneider
2004 B.Sc., Honors in Psychology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada.
Graduate Student Members
 
Sarah Peters
Ph.D. student in Clinical Psychology
Project: The neuropsychological factors contributing to how individuals solve problems in the real world.
Sarah is particularly interested in how i hippocampal-dependent memory processes relate to problem solving ability
and how is reflected in normal aging and aging-related memory disorders.


Lauri Gurguryan
Master's Student in Experimental Psychology
Project: The cognitive and neural processes that distinguish between differen forms of retrieval




Shannon Riley
Master's Student in Experimental Psychology (co-supervision with Dr. Debra Titone)
Project:Examining the link between language and memory by studying figurative language, such as idioms and proverbs.

Visiting Student Members


Jennifer Panitz
Visiting graduate student
The University of Mannheim, Germany
Project: Hippocampal connectivity patterns that support distinct forms and phases of memory



Research Assistants

Sonja Chu, B.A.
Project: The effect of acute stress on autobiographical memory and false memory formation
Assisting in an fMRI study examining the neural correlates of thematic and spatial autobiographical recall

Undergraduate Student Members

Sharif Ahmed
Undergraduate research student
Research project: The neural mechanisms that support spatial and temporal contextual memory


Carina Fan

Undergraduate research student
Research project: Memory and problem solving; The role of episodic memory in clincial decision-making


Lisa-Marie Giorgio
Undergraduate research student
Research project: The link between memory and empathy


Stephanie Simpson
Undergraduate research student
Research project: Emotion induction and pattern separation mechanisms

Nadim El-Asmar
Undergraduate student
Research project: Memory and real world navigation: Delving into Virtual Reality

Caterina Agostino
Undergraduate research student
Research project: The effects of stress on autobiographical memory


Kelly Cool
Undergraduate student volunteer

Judy Fung
Undergraduate student volunteer

Idil Uner
Undergraduate student volunteer

Undergraduate Graduates

Sonja Chu
Undergraduate research student
Research project: Assessing memory access with a fluency task; The effect of acute stress on autobiographical memory
Now: Our research assistant

 Alexa Ruel
Undergraduate student
Research project: How goals affect the way we remember routes
Now: Graduate student at Concordia University (Psychology)

Julia Donahue

Undergraduate student
Research project: Music as a means of evoking emotion during autobigoraphical memory
Now: Research Assistant in NYC

 Kiran Arif
 Undergraduate research student                                                             
 Research project: Examining spatial and temporal contextual memory

  Kiran Arif Photo


Ariella Lenton-Brym 
Undergraduate research student                                                         
Honours Psychology                                                                                                                                           
Project: Investigating event generation after hippocampal damage
Now: Graduate student at Ryerson University (Psychology)
                                               
Ariella Photo   

Janice Kim
Work study student
Now: Nursing student at McGill University
Janice Photo
                                                     

Collaborators
Dr. Jelena Ristic
Dr. Jennifer Bartz
Dr. Veronique Bohbot
Dr. Jens Pruessner
Dr. Debra Titone
Dr. Brian Levine
Dr. Morris Moscovitch
Dr. Shayna Rosenbaum
Dr. Daniel Shacter
Dr. Daniela Palombo
Dr. Norman Farb
Dr. Carrie Esopenko