The Department of Psychology is delighted to announce the first online talk of the Mind Meeting Seminar Series.

On Thursday 14th May, Prof. Jon Simons (University of Cambridge, UK) will give a talk entitled “Insights from continuous retrieval measures into the precision of episodic memory”.

When: Thursday 14th May, 10 – 11 am (Attention: different time)


The talk will take place virtually via Zoom. Please contact us at [email protected] if you are interested in taking part.



Continuous episodic retrieval tasks have the potential to advance understanding of how we remember previous experiences. Compared with conventional approaches, continuous measures can provide a more detailed and precise characterization of memory processes at behavioural and neural levels, and more sensitive tools for detecting memory vulnerability. In this talk, I will consider recent work in which we have begun to use continuous retrieval measures to explore the precision of episodic memory, and how it declines in healthy ageing. Combining behavioural, computational modelling, functional neuroimaging, and brain stimulation approaches, this new direction promises novel insights into the cognitive and neural mechanisms that underlie episodic retrieval and highlights the sensitivity of memory precision to age-related cognitive decline.

Upcoming Mind Meeting talks:

11 June 2020 | John Duncan, University of Cambridge POSTPONED
9 July 2020 | Daniel Haun, MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology
20 August 2020 | Russell Poldrack, Stanford University