Psychology Department's Prairie Undergraduate Research Conference

Fri. Apr. 24 09:00 PM - Fri. Apr. 24 03:00 PM
Contact: Carolynn Smallwood 204-786-9130
Location: 4th Floor Lockhart Hall

Dr. Michael MassonThe Psychology Department at UWinnipeg will be hosting the Annual Prairie Undergraduate Research Conference and Colloquium on Friday, April 24th, 2015. In the morning, thesis students from the Department and regional universities will be giving spoken or poster presentations summarizing their theses experiments.

At 2:30 PM, Dr. Michael Masson will give the Keynote Address: "What Hand Actions Reveal about Cognition." Dr. Masson is Professor of Psychology and Lead Researcher in the Cognition and Action Laboratory at the University of Victoria.

Dr. Masson earned his B.A. at the University of British Columbia, and his M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of Colorado. His primary areas of research include basic processes of cognition and memory and embodied cognition. Recent research has focused on cognitive skill acquisition through video game experience among adolescents and an analysis of the discovery of a new visual illusion (the bicycle illusion). Dr. Masson has published extensively in premier psychological journals such as Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, Psychological Science, Memory and Cognition, and countless others. Visit Dr. Masson’s faculty page here.

Honours thesis students from other local universities are welcome to register for, and present at, this conference for $20.00: the $20.00 registration fee for the full conference includes morning refreshments and a luncheon. The public is welcome to attend the presentations for free, and everyone is welcome to attend the free Keynote Address. The deadline to register as a presenter or for the full conference is April 17, 2015.