Welcome to the Metacognition and Memory Lab at Columbia University  
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Lab Meetings (2016)
Tuesdays, 2-4pm

Metacognition refers to knowledge about our own thoughts and feelings, as well as the cognitive regulation involved in directing a set of activities that will help control learning. Our lab focuses on how people use their metacognition to improve self-awareness and to guide their own learning and behavior.

The experiments conducted in the lab are computer-based cognition, memory, learning, or agency tests designed to empirically study people's abilities to make judgments of their own cognition. One focus of the lab is on exploring a theoretical perspective that proposes people are capable of honing in on their own 'Region of Proximal Learning', and the other is on the metacognition of agency and feelings of control.

If you wish to participate in one of our experiments or have any other inquiries, please send us an email.


January, 2016: Start of a great new year

Our lab own Janet Metcalfe was recently interviewed by In-Sight on an issue about female academics! YOu can read more aobut it here.

November 19-22, 2015: Psychonomics 2015, Chicago, IL

Another amazing Psychonomics conference. It was also great catch up with former colleagues and students. Our grad students also did a great job representing the lab with their posters on agency, metacognition, and memory

Bucknoff, Z. & Metcalfe, J. (2015, November). Feeling of agency predicts choice.
Xu, J., Metcalfe, J., & Friedman, D. (2015, November). A wandering mind leads to attenuated cognitive processing when learning.
Sidarus, N., Metcalfe, J., & Haggard, P. (2015, November). New avenues for investigating the prospective sense of agency.

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