Hello

Welcome to the Duncan Memory Lab

Why do we remember some events and not others?

How do important events change memory?

How does the hippocampus support memory encoding and retrieval?

We are working towards answering these questions, and more, through our research.

MEET OUR LAB

Our lab is committed to diversifying our perspectives and strongly encourages applications from individuals belonging to groups who are underrepresented in the sciences. Please visit the join us page for more information on current opportunities in the lab
Katherine Duncan, PhD
Katherine Duncan, PhD

Principal Investigator

Ariana Youm
Ariana Youm

Graduate Student

Xiaoping Fang
Xiaoping Fang

Postdoc

Jacqueline Yeh
Jacqueline Yeh

Research Volunteer

Padideh Hassanpour
Padideh Hassanpour

Research Volunteer

Anuya Patil
Anuya Patil

3rd Year PhD Student

Sarah Berger
Sarah Berger

Lab Manager

Zainah Azam
Zainah Azam

Research Volunteer

Dorothy Sun
Dorothy Sun

Research Volunteer

Polina Rybitska
Polina Rybitska

Research Volunteer

Alexandra Decker
Alexandra Decker

3rd Year PhD Student

Hannah Cho
Hannah Cho

Lab Manager

Victoria Kozhemyakina
Victoria Kozhemyakina

Individual Project Student

Layan Elfaki
Layan Elfaki

Research Volunteer

Alexander Gordienko
Alexander Gordienko

Lab Programmer/Research Assistant

Kyle Nealy
Kyle Nealy

1st Year PhD Student

Magda Binczyk
Magda Binczyk

Research Volunteer

Stella Mo
Stella Mo

Research Volunteer

Tia Kant
Tia Kant

Research Volunteer

Yiqi Shen
Yiqi Shen

Lab Programmer

PUBLICATIONS

NEWS

  • New paper published in the journal Cognition!

    Lexi, Katherine and Amy Finn have published a new paper in Cognition titled: Errors lead to transient impairments in memory formation.

    Check it out online here or download it here

  • New paper published in Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences!
    Lexi and Katherine have published a new paper titled: Acetylcholine and the complex interdependence of memory and attention.
    Read it here!
  • Welcome Xiaoping!

    We are pleased to welcome our newest Postdoc, Xiaoping, to the lab!

  • Congratulations Ariana!

    Ariana has successfully defended her Master’s thesis and has moved on to completing her PhD.

  • New paper in Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience!

    Katherine has published a new paper titled: Modulating the Use of Multiple Memory Systems in Value-based Decisions with Contextual Novelty.

    Read it here!

  • Congratulations to Anuya and Lexi!

    Anuya and Lexi have both received the Ontario Graduate Scholarship for their doctoral research. Well done Anuya and Lexi!

  • Our first paper is published in Psychological Science!

    Patil & Duncan published a new paper in Psychological Science, “Lingering Cognitive States Shape Fundamental Mnemonic Abilities.” You can read the paper online here.

  • A warm welcome to our new postdoctoral fellow, Andrew Bauer!

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  • The Toronto Neuroimaging Facility has opened!

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  • Congratulations to Meg Schlichting for accepting a faculty position in the Psychology Department!

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  • A warm welcome to our new postdoctoral fellow, Meg Schlichting!

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  • Congratulations to our lab alumni, Sara Pishdadian, Rachel Downey and Louisa Man. Best of luck in your future endeavors!

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  • Congratulations on successfully defending your Master’s thesis, Anuya!

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  • New MRI Scanner arrives!

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