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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

Anuya Patil
Anuya Patil

5th Year PhD Student

Thomas Biba
Thomas Biba

Masters Student

Megan Vaziri
Megan Vaziri

Research Assistant

Ariana Youm
Ariana Youm

2nd Year PhD Student

Mila Valcic
Mila Valcic

Research Assistant

Alexandra Decker
Alexandra Decker

5th Year PhD Student

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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