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.


Spring 2016: Conferences and talks

Our graduate students did an awesome job representing the lab with talks and posters about their work over a wide variety of conferences across the field from Cognitive Neuroscience to Consciousness. Especially for Zach Bucknoff for giving his Master's talk earlier in April. Good job everyone!

Here's a sample of some of them:

Xu, J., Metcalfe, J., & Friedman, D. (2016, March). The relation between mind wandering and ERPs during learning. Cognitive Neuroscience Society.
Vuorre, M. & Metcalfe, J. (2016, April). Voluntary actions cause a temporal rate-shift in visual awareness: Evidence from visual illusions. The Science of Consciousness.
Bucknoff, Z. & Metcalfe, J. (2016, May). Feelings of agency predict choice. International Meeting of the Psychonomic Society.
Xu, J. & Metcalfe, J. (2016, May). Mind wandering during learning is modulated by individual differences. International Meeting of the Psychonomic Society.

January, 2016: Start of a great new year

Janet Metcalfe was recently interviewed by In-Sight on an issue about female academics! Read more about it here.

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