Memory for Events Lab
Lab Director | Peggy L. St. Jacques

Welcome to the Memory for Events (ME) Lab!

The ME Lab investigates the cognitive and neural mechanisms that support our ability to retrieve memories for naturalistic events, including autobiographical experiences from our personal past. We are particularly interested in understanding the constructive processes that enable us to edit memories—updating, enhancing, and sometimes distorting our memories.

The ME Lab combines behavioral, patient-based and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) approaches in young and older adults, and uses novel paradigms, virtual reality, and wearable camera technologies that allow for investigations of memory in real-world environments- thus, maintaining the ecological validity of memories whilst exerting control over their properties.

We are part of the School of Psychology at the University of Sussex and conduct neuroimaging studies at the Clinical Imaging Sciences Centre.

Starting in July 2018, the ME Lab is moving to the Department of Psychology at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada!

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Research Participation

Check out our new preprint on how visual perspective alters the neural mechanisms that support autobiographical memory retrieval

Remembering becomes more like imagination when shifting visual perspective, our new paper in press at Neuropsychologia

Shifting visual perspective reduces subsequent accuracy of memories, now out in Memory

Interested in learning more about our research? We are actively recruiting participants (ages 18 -30 years).

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