Welcome to the Metacognition and Memory Lab at Columbia University  
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Wednesdays, 12-2pm

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.


September, 2015: Start of the Fall 2015 term!

Welcome back to all our great research assistants and congrats to Irma for being accepted into Columbia Psychology's Honors program! We'll be hosting our first welcome back and start of the term party soon.

May 21-24, 2015: APS 2015 Convention, New York, NY

There was quite a few interesting talks on methods, Bayesian statistics, and the philosophy of stats among other things.

Our grad students also did a great job representing the lab with their great eye-catching posters! For those that missed out, here are the links below:

  Metcalfe, J. & Xu, J. (2015, May). Mass practice leads the mind to wander.
  Vuorre, M. & Metcalfe, J. (2015, May). Voluntary actions compress the experience of time.
  Xu, J., Metcalfe, J., & Friedman, D. (2015, May). Mind wandering attenuates processing during learning.

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

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