ARC Discovery Project funding success

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Professor Simon Dennis and Professor Andrew Heathcote have been awarded more than $757,000 in ARC Discovery Project funding commencing in 2015 for their research project Developing a Unified Theory of Episodic Memory.

Australian Research Council (ARC)

About the project

This project aims to develop a model of episodic memory and to apply the model to both adult and child development data. Unlike current approaches, the model is expected to address multiple memory tasks including item recognition, associative recognition, source recognition and cued recall, and also aims to address reaction time data, allowing different sources of interference causing forgetting in adults to be identified. By addressing both encoding and retrieval processes, the model can assess how changes in different sources of interference modulate performance through the trajectory of early development. Hierarchical Bayesian estimation aims to enable a simultaneous account of multiple tasks and support future deployment in applied contexts.

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