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60th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society





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Psychonomics Live!

Watch the 2019 Keynote, Symposium I, and Symposium II


Not everyone can find the funds or the time to attend Psychonomics, so this year we are offering the option of registering for Psychonomics Live!, part of our 2019 Annual Meeting to be held November 14-17 in Montréal, Québec, Canada. As a test this inaugural year, the keynote address and two of our symposia will be available to view via live streaming. To participate in Psychonomics Live!, connect via our online service. You will be able to take part in the discussions and ask questions of the speakers (which will be curated by the symposium organizer) from the comfort of your home or institution. All you need is a broadband connection. You can also watch the sessions later at a time convenient to you.

This live streaming is provided for free as part of our ongoing effort to increase access to the content of our meeting and to lower our overall carbon footprint.  

During Symposium I and Symposium II, all Psychonomics
Live! audience members will have the option to submit questions. A moderator will field questions at the end of each symposium as time allows. To submit a question, click on the talk bubble icon located in the lower right-hand corner of your screen. A pop-up box titled "Ask a Question" will appear. Type your question, including your name and email, then press the button marked "Ask Question."

If you’re attending the meeting in person, you will also have free access to Psychonomics Live!. You will be able to catch up on the symposia later if you need to participate in other sessions that are running concurrently. You will still need to 
register, though.

Live Streamed Events

Thursday, November 14, 2019
7:30 pm-8:30pm EST
Judith F. Kroll, University of California, Irvine, USA
Session Hashtag: #psynom19key
The use of two or more languages is common in most places in the world. Yet, until recently, bilingualism was considered to be a complicating factor for language processing, cognition, and the brain. In the past 20 years, there has been an upsurge of research that examines the cognitive and neural bases of second language learning and bilingualism and the resulting consequences for cognition and for brain structure and function over the lifespan... (Full Description)
Friday, November 15, 2019
10:00 am-12:00 pm EST
Co-chairs: Bennett L. Schwartz, Florida International University, USA; Zehra F. Peynircioglu, American University, USA; Anne M. Cleary, Colorado State University, USA
Session Hashtag: #psynom19sym1
In this symposium, we consider some of the peculiar characteristics that challenge our understanding and force us to reconsider what we know about the nature of human memory. Just as perceptual illusions inform us further about perceptual processes, so too do such memory quirks push the existing boundaries and enrich our thinking about memory processes… (Full Description)
Role of “Revelation” in the Revelation Effect
Zehra F. PeynirciogluAmerican University, USA 
10:00am - 10:15am
What the Font Size Illusion for Nonwords tells us about Metamemory
Monika UndorfUniversity of Mannheim, Germany
10:20am - 10:35am
Why You Need Quirks to Show How It Works
Steven M. SmithTexas A&M University, USA
10:40am - 10:55am
Evaluating the Extent to which Memories for Déjà vu Experiences Change over Time
Akira O'ConnorUniversity of Saint Andrews, UK
11:00am - 11:15am
The Déjà vu Phenomenon: A Window into the Role of Familiarity in Cognitive Bias
Anne M. ClearyColorado State University, USA 
11:20am - 11:35am
Divided Attention Can Enhance Memory: When Distraction Improves Memory Encoding
Neil W. MulliganUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
11:40am - 11:55am
Friday, November 15, 2019
1:30pm - 3:30pm EST
Co-Chairs: Louis RenoultUniversity of East Anglia, UK; Signy Sheldon, McGill University, Canada
Session Hashtag: #psynom19sym2
Traditional models of memory describe semantic and episodic memory as independent entities within long-term memory, which has led to studying them as separate memory systems. Contemporary research has begun to document several scenarios in which semantic and episodic memory necessarily interact, ranging from learning new information, retrieving past memories and making effective decisions… (Full Description
Symposium Introduction: The Distinction Between Semantic and Episodic Memory
Louis Renoult, University of East Anglia, UK
1:30pm - 1:45pm
An Integrated View of Episodic and Semantic Memory Processing During Complex Retrieval Tasks
Signy SheldonMcGill University, Canada
1:50pm - 2:05pm
Representation of Complex Events and the Interplay Between Episodic and Semantic Memory
Charan RanganathUniversity of California, Davis, USA
2:10pm - 2:25pm
The Cognitive and Neural Bases of Personal Semantic Memory: Insights from Individuals with Lesions to the Core Autobiographical Memory Neural Network
Matthew D. GrilliUniversity of Arizona, USA
2:30pm - 2:45pm
Constructing and Deconstructing the Dynamics of Autobiographical Thought
Jessica R. Andrews-HannaUniversity of Arizona, USA
2:50pm - 3:05pm

Registration & Fees

  • Live stream registration is now open. 
  • Registration is free and includes access from one device which may be for an individual or a group. For group registration, the point of contact will receive an access code that can be shared with colleagues or students (users). All users must register as an individual and input the code given by their point of contact to receive free access.
  • To view the live stream, you will need to enter your name and a valid email address.
Because this is a test year for Psychonomics Live!, we are streaming a limited portion of the full conference program. To view the full program and list of symposia, click here.


 Follow the live conversation on Twitter using the session hashtags and #psynom19.


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Watch the 2019 Keynote, Symposium I, and Symposium II



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