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As cognitive neuroscientists, we try to understand how mechanisms in the brain give rise to cognitive phenomena

Our lab’s specific focus is on using behavioural, computational and neuroimaging methods to understand how the brain supports learning, attention, memory and perception.

Synthesizing images with deep neural networks to manipulate representational similarity and induce representational change.

Journal of Vision, 19(10), 202d-202d

Wammes, J. D.
Norman, K. A.
Turk-Browne, N. B.

Relating visual production and recognition of objects in human visual cortex.

bioRxiv, 724294

Fan, J. E.
Wammes, J. D.
Gunn, J. B.
Yamins, D. L.
Norman, K. A.
Turk-Browne, N. B.

Drawing improves memory: The importance of multimodal encoding context.

Cognition, 191, 103955

Wammes, J. D.
Jonker, T. R.
Fernandes, M. A.

Comparing the influence of doodling, drawing, and writing at encoding on memory.

Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 73, 28-36

Meade, M. E.
Wammes, J. D.
Fernandes, M. A.

Disengagement during lectures: Media multitasking and mind wandering in university classrooms.

Computers & Education, 132, 76-89

Wammes, J. D.
Ralph, B. C. W.
Mills, C.
Bosch, N.
Duncan, T. L.
Smilek, D.

Task preparation as a mnemonic: The benefits of drawing (and not drawing).

Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 25, 2365-2372.

Wammes, J. D.
Roberts, B. R.
Fernandes, M. A

Drawing enhances item information but undermines sequence information in memory.

Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, 45, 689-699.

Jonker, T. R.
Wammes, J. D.
MacLeod, C. M.

Drawing as an encoding tool: Memorial benefits in younger and older adults.

Experimental Aging Research, 44, 369-396.

Meade, M. E.
Wammes, J. D.
Fernandes, M. A.

The surprisingly powerful influence of drawing on memory.

Current Directions in Psychological Science, 27, 302-308.

Fernandes, M. A.
Wammes, J. D.
Meade, M. E.

Creating a recollection-based memory through drawing.

Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 44, 734-751.

Wammes, J. D.
Meade, M. E.
Fernandes, M. A.

Quantifying classroom instructor dynamics with computer vision. In C. Rosé, R. Martínez-Maldonado, H. U. Hoppe, R. Luckin, M. Mavrikis, K. Porayska-Pomsta, … B. du Boulay (Eds.)

Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED 2018). (pp. 30-42).

Bosch, N.
Mills, C.
Wammes, J. D.
Smilek, D.

On the Clock: Evidence for the Rapid and Strategic Modulation of Mind Wandering.

Psychological Science, 29, 1247-1256.

Seli, P.
Carriere, J.
Wammes, J. D.
Risko, E. F.
Schacter, D. L.
Smilek, D.

Learning terms and definitions: Drawing and the role of elaborative encoding.

Acta Psychologica, 179, 104-113.

Wammes, J. D.
Meade, M. E.
Fernandes, M. A

The residual protective effects of enactment.

Cognition, 184, 87-101.

Wammes, J. D.
Fernandes, M. A

Examining the influence of lecture format on degree of mind wandering.

Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, 6, 174-184.

Wammes, J. D.
Smilek, D.

Wandering minds and wavering goals: Examining the relation between mind wandering and grit in everyday life, the laboratory, and the classroom.

Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 71, 120-132.

Ralph, B. C. W.
Wammes, J. D.
Barr, N.
Smilek, D.

Autobiographical and episodic memory deficits in mild traumatic brain injury.

Brain and Cognition, 111, 112-126.

Wammes, J. D.
Good, T. J.
Fernandes, M. A.

Interfering with free recall of words: Detrimental effects of phonological competition.

Neuropsychologia, 90, 59-71.

Fernandes, M. A
Wammes, J. D.
Priselac, S.
Moscovitch, M.

Mind wandering during lectures I: Changes in rates across an entire semester.

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology, 2, 13-32.

Wammes, J. D.
Boucher, P. O.
Seli, P.
Cheyne, J. A.
Smilek, D.

Mind wandering during lectures II: Relation to academic performance.

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology, 2, 33-48.

Wammes, J. D.
Seli, P.
Cheyne, J. A.
Boucher, P. O.
Smilek, D.

The drawing effect: Evidence for reliable and robust memory benefits in free recall.

The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 69, 1752-1776.

Wammes, J. D.
Meade, M. E.
Fernandes, M. A.

Interfering with memory for faces: The cost of doing two things at once.

Memory, 24, 184-203.

Wammes, J. D.
Fernandes, M. A.

Representation of linguistic information determines its susceptibility to memory interference.

Brain Sciences, 3, 1244-1260.

Fernandes, M. A.
Wammes, J. D.
Hsiao, J. H.

Integrating words that refer to typical sequences of events.

Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 66, 106-114.

Khalkhali, S.
Wammes, J. D.
McRae, K.