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May 1, 2015: End of 2014/15 Lab Party at Chappaqua

From left to right: Nura Sidarus, Lisa Son, Matti Vuorre, Zach Buchnoff, Janet Metcalfe, Judy Xu, Nina Plotnikov, Irma Alineri
Missing: Mark Rhodes, Autumn Ortiz, Camilla Hoff

April 2015: 2nd Year Master's Talks

A round of applause to both Matti Vuorre and Judy Xu for giving fantastic Master's Talks to the Psychology Department on Monday, April 27th at noon!

They did a phenomenal job representing the lab and showing off their research - Matti with his Bayesian stats and Judy with her ERPs. Great job guys!

January 2015: Happy New Years!

A warm welcome to Nura Sidonis who will be joining us this semester as an exchange student from the London. She will be working with us on some exciting agency-related experiments!


December 2014: First Year Talks

A round of applause to Zach Bucknoff for doing a great first year talk: When Do We Like Feeling in Control? Effects of Proximal and Distal Agency Cues on Task Preference!
The proposed experiment with a modified version of the space pilot task exploring how proximal and distal cues differentially affect our choice preferences was really cool.

November 2014: Psychonomics 2014, Long Beach, California

There were some amazing speakers and sessions at this year's conference. It was also great meeting some of the big names in the field and having the opportunity to reconnect with former lab members: Nate Kornell, Lisa Son, Brigid Finn, and Bennett Schwartz.

Most importantly, we had a few spoken and poster presentations from our lab, including:

  Metcalfe, J. (2014, November). Hyper'correction' of already correct knowledge. Oral presentation.
  Xu, J. & Metcalfe, J. (2014, November). Mind wandering in and out of the Region of Proximal Learning. Poster.
  Vuorre, M. & Metcalfe, J. (2014, November). Voluntary action and time perception. Poster.

September 2014: Metacognition Mini-Conference

It was great meeting Dr. Elisabeth Norman and her collegues at the Decision, Intuition, Consciousness and Emotion (DICE) and Digital Learning Communities (DLC) research groups from the University of Bergen! For anyone who missed it, it was a fantastic experience hearing from them speak on their research about metacognition, memory, and fringe consciousness!

The list of talks and speakers included:

Dr. Lisa Son, Barnard College
Metacognitive bets improve intentions to study.

Dr. Elisabeth Norman, University of Bergen
Metacognitive rule awareness and strategic control in implicit learning.

Dr. Janet Metcalfe, Columbia University
Knowing that the self is the self.

Dr. Bjarte Furnes, University of Bergen
Metacognition and Dyslexia: Comparing three facets of metacognition in normal readers and readers with dyslexia.

Judy Xu, Columbia University
Using the Region of Proximal Learning to reduce Mind Wandering.

├┐ystein Skaar, University of Oslo
Insight and Attitudes: Aha-experiences and interest in mathematics education.

Matti Vuorre, Columbia University
Action, Agency and Time.

Fall 2014: Start of a new year!

We'd like to extend a warm welcome to those returning to the lab: Zach Bucknoff, who just started his PhD this fall, and Mark Rhodes, a PostBac RA.

Also, welcome to our 2 new undergraduate RAs: Autumn Ortiz & Abigail Mcgarey.

April 2014: Barbie's Defense

Congrats to Dr. Barbie Huelser for a successful and great doctoral defense and for graduating! We'll miss her and wish her the best!

May 2014: End of year lab outing to the palisades

Top (from left to right): Judy Xu, Zach Bucknoff
Bottom: Kittiya Arisarachai, Kelsey McLeod, Janet Metcalfe, Barbie Huelser, Mark Rhodes, Matti Vuorre Missing: Erica Baruch, Lyla Parvez, Anna Fishel

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