5th International Conference on Memory

The University of York, England
31st July to 5th August 2011

Keynote Speakers

Professor Alan Baddeley
The University of York

Alan Baddeley is Professor of Psychology at the University of York. He graduated in psychology from University College London and after a masters in Princeton completed a PhD at the Medical Research Council Applied Psychology Unit in Cambridge. After posts in Sussex and Stirling he returned to Cambridge to succeed Donald Broadbent as Director of the APU, moving on after 20 years to Bristol and then York.

He is interested in both basic and applied approaches in cognitive psychology in general and memory in particular. In 1974, he and Graham Hitch developed a multicomponent model of working memory which still forms the focus of his research. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society, the British Academy and American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and was awarded a CBE for contributions to the study of memory.

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Professor Roberto E. Cabeza
Duke University

Roberto Cabeza is Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and core faculty at Center for Cognitive Neuroscience of Duke University. Following studies in Argentina and Japan, he was trained in memory research by
Dr. Endel Tulving. Dr. Cabeza investigates the neural mechanisms of memory using structural and functional neuroimaging methods. He focuses on basic encoding and retrieval operations, emotional memory, autobiographical memory, and the effects of healthy and pathological aging.

Dr. Cabeza has edited several books and his 100+ publications have been cited over 7,000 times. Among other awards, he received in 2003 the Young Investigator Award of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society.

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Professor Nicola Clayton
The University of Cambridge

Nicky is Professor of Comparative Cognition in the Department of Experimental Psychology at the University of Cambridge, and a Fellow of Clare College. She received her undergraduate degree in Zoology at the University of Oxford and her doctorate in animal behaviour at St. Andrews University. In 1995 she moved to the University of California Davis where she gained her first Chair in Animal Behaviour in 2000. After moving to Cambridge she was appointed to a personal Chair in 2005. She has 185 publications. Her research focuses on the development and evolution of cognition in members of the crow family (e.g. ravens and jays), and comparisons between crows, apes, and young children.

Nicky is also the Scientific Advisor in Rambert Dance Company. She recently collaborated with Mark Baldwin, the Artistic Director, on a new work, The Comedy of Change, combining her knowledge of bird behaviour with her passion for dance.

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Bird Tango, the film about my research and links between science and dance and birds

Professor Fergus Craik

The Rotman Research Institute

Fergus Craik was born in Edinburgh and obtained his academic degrees from the Universities of Edinburgh and Liverpool. He taught at Birkbeck College, London from 1965 – 1971, and then joined the Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto, where he worked until his retirement from the university in 2000. Since then he has worked at the Rotman Research Institute in Toronto, where he carries out studies of memory and attention in younger and older adults.

He is probably best known for his work with Robert Lockhart on the levels of processing approach to human memory.

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Professor Harlene Hayne
The University of Otago



Professor Harlene Hayne is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Enterprise) at the University of Otago. Her specialist research interests include memory development and interviews with children in clinical and legal contexts. Professor Hayne is a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand and of the American Psychological Society. She is the Associate Editor of Psychological Review and of the New Zealand Journal of Psychology and she serves on the editorial boards of 6 additional international journals. In 2009 she was awarded New Zealand Order of Merit for services to scientific and medical research.

Professor Hayne is currently the President of the International Society for Developmental Psychobiology and is a member of the Society for Research in Child Development, the International Society for Infant Studies, and the Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition. She is also the Co-Chair of the Prime Minister’s Science Advisory Committee on Reducing Social and Psychological Morbidity during Adolescence

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Professor Morris Moscovitch
The Univesity of Toronto

Morris Moscovitch, is Professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto and staff scientist at the Rotman Research Institute, holds the Glassman Chair in Neuropsychology and Aging.

Born in Bucharest, Roumania in 1945, he moved to Israel at four and to Canada at seven. He received his B.Sc. at McGill in 1966 with Peter Milner, and his MA and PhD University of Pennsylvania in 1972 with Paul Rozin, followed by a post-doctoral fellowship at the Montreal Neurological Institute with Brenda Milner (1973-74). He has been a visiting professor at the Hebrew University with Shlomo Bentin (1978-79, and 2000), at The Institute of Advanced Studies in Jerusalem, with Israel Nachshon (1985-86), and at The University of Arizona , with Lynn Nadel (1996, 1999-2000). He was elected a Fellow of Divisions 3 and 6 of APA, of AAAS, of The Royal Society of Canada, and the Society for Experimental Psychology, and recipient of the Hebb Award and William James Award, in 2008.

He was Co-Editor-in Chief and Section Editor of Neuropsychologia and serves on the editorial board of other journal. His research interests include memory, face-recognition, attention, and hemispheric specialization in young and old adults and in people with focal lesions and degenerative disorders.

Professor Henry L. Roediger III
Washington University in St. Louis

Henry L. Roediger, III is the James S. McDonnell Professor of Psychology at Washington University in St. Louis. He received his Ph.D. from Yale University and has previously taught at Purdue University, the University of Toronto and Rice University.

His research has focused on various aspects of remembering, including priming processes and implicit memory; illusory memories and memory illusions; and processes involved in retrieval from memory (including hypermnesia, the effects of testing on later retention, and the positive and negative effects that retrieval cues can exert on remembering). More recently, he has become interested the study of collective memory. He has served as Editor of the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition and Psychonomic Bulletin & Review

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Professor Richard Morris
The University of Edinburgh

Richard Morris is Professor of Neuroscience in Edinburgh and a Senior Advisor to The Wellcome Trust. When not sailing, I’ve tried to make original contributions to study of the neurobiology of learning and memory – such as by developing a now widely used task to study spatial learning in animals (‘the watermaze’), and, using this, discovered the role of N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors in memory encoding.

More recently, I helped develop the generic ‘synaptic plasticity and memory’ hypothesis, and the ‘synaptic tagging and capture’ hypothesis of protein synthesis-dependent long-term plasticity. I also have an interest in the public engagement of neuroscience.

Dr. Karalyn Patterson
The University of Cambridge

Karalyn Patterson is a senior research associate in the Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Cambridge; a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences; and Fellow and Wine Steward of Darwin College, Cambridge. She is an experimental psychologist and neuropsychologist, with degrees from the Universities of Toronto ( Canada), Michigan and California (USA) and Cambridge (UK). Her research concerns what we can learn about the organisation and neural representation of language and memory from the study of neurological patients who were cognitively normal until the onset of brain disease or damage in adulthood. Her hobbies include cooking good food and writing bad poetry.

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Professor Mark Williams
The University of Oxford

Mark Williams is Wellcome Principal Research Fellow and Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Oxford. He has held previous posts at the Medical Research Council Applied Psychology Unit in Cambridge and the University of Wales, Bangor. He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, the Academy of Medical Sciences and the British Academy.

His research is concerned with psychological models and treatment of depression and suicidal behaviour, particularly the application of experimental cognitive psychology to understanding the processes that increase risk of suicidal behaviour in depression, especially focusing on the way that autobiographical memory biases and deficits may act as a mediator of current and future vulnerability.

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Final Programme
Registration information
Castle Howard trip information
Keynote Speakers
Exhibits & Publishers
Posterboard information

The University of York

Conference Committee
Professor Susan E. Gathercole Professor Martin A. Conway
Dr Richard Allen
Professor Amanda Barnier
Kartini Abd Ghani
Dr Tom Hartley
Dr Beth Jefferies
Shinmin Wang
Tianxiao Yang

Conference support
Lindsey Bowes (administrator)
Joanne Berry (web)

email: icom5@psychology.york.ac.uk