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Dr. Colin M. MacLeod

Principal investigator

Colin was born in Montréal, Québec, where he did his undergraduate degree at McGill University, graduating in 1971. From there, he moved to the University of Washington in Seattle, where he did his graduate work (PhD 1975), focusing on memory, and a postdoc, focusing on individual differences in cognition. He then moved to the University of Toronto at Scarborough where he spent a quarter century as a professor. In 2003, he moved to the University of Waterloo as a professor. He has served as Chair of his department at both institutions.

Pelin Tanberg

Ph.D. student

Pelin completed her undergraduate studies in Biology & Psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University and her Masters in Cognitive Neuroscience at Queen’s University. She joined the lab as a PhD student in 2019. Pelin is interested in intentional forgetting: the forgetting of irrelevant (e.g., old high school locker combination) or unwanted (e.g., memories of breaking up with a partner) information on purpose to declutter memory.

Xinyi Lu

Ph.D. student

Xinyi completed her undergraduate and masters degrees at the National University of Singapore. She conducts research on the broad topics of memory and learning. She is particularly interested in metacognition, specifically, how we know that we know things.