I am a first year PhD student at the University of Toronto supervised by Dr. Katherine Duncan and an external member of the EMRG Lab. Broadly, my research interests involve understanding the brain as a complex dynamical system nonlinearly coupled to behavioural and environmental processes. Currently, I aim to apply complex systems theory, and Coordination Dynamics in particular, to understand the relationship between episodic memory and event perception.
Wilford, R. E., Ardila-Cifuentes, J., Baggs, E., and Anderson, M. L. The stimulus-response crisis. Behavioral and Brain Sciences. (in press, commentary) (preprint doi: https://doi.org/10.31219/osf.io/rezwc)
Wilford, R. E., Raja, V., Hershey, M., & Anderson, M. L. (2021, July 21). The Treachery of Images: Objects, Pictures, Words and the Role of Affordances in Similarity Judgements. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, 44. https://escholarship.org/uc/item/9sz5t2gn
Wilford, R. (2022, July 27-30). The Treachery of Images: Objects, Pictures, Words and the Role of Affordances in Similarity Judgements [Poster Presentation] The 44th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Toronto, ON, Canada.
Karen Adolph: Infant Motor Development, Dialogue co-hosted with Juan Ardila-Cifuentes (February 5, 2021) (link to the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2YtFaeUFmM)
Raja, V., Wilford, R., Anderson, M., and the EMRG Lab (2020). The EMRG Lab: Ecological Psychology Meets Neuroscience. Neuroscience Research Day 2020, Western University (Canada).
[Poster presented along with Vicente Raja.]
2022 Chancellor’s Prize in Social Science Honors Program. Faculty of Social Science, Western University, ON, Canada
2022 Gold Medal for Psychology Honors Specialization Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience BSc.
Department of Psychology, Western University, ON, Canada
2022 W. J. McClelland Award (CAD $1,600). Department of Psychology, Western University, ON, Canada
Undergraduate Research Assistant, Cognitive Development and Neuroimaging Laboratory, Western University (May 2021-present).
Volunteer Research Assistant for the Infant and Child Development Lab (Huron University College, February-August 2019).