I am a first year PhD student in Psychology supervised by Dr. Stefan Kohler and Dr. Ken McRae. I am interested in ideas of Embodied and Grounded Cognition especially as they relate to learning and memory. During my MSc, I studied how information from the body affects understanding of words. In my PhD work, I am investigating the ways in which action shapes memory for object location. I am using mouse tracking in combination with imaging to monitor the dynamic systems that underlie learning and memory.
MacRae, S., Duffels, B., Duchesne, A., Siakaluk, P.D., Matheon, H.E. (2022). God in body and space: Investigating sensorimotor grounding in abstract concepts. Frontiers in Psychology, 13: 1-13 doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2022.97219
MacRae, S., LePage, A., Duchesne, A., Siakaluk, P., & Matheson, H.E. (2019). Investigating how the brain represents abstract concepts: God in body and space. Talk presented at the 29th meeting of the Canadian Society for Brain Behaviour and Cognitive Science, Waterloo, ON, Canada
MacRae, S., Matheson, H.E. (2022). The role of body representations in higher order cognition. Poster presented at the 44th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Toronto, ON, Canada.
MacRae, S., Matheson, H.E. (2023). Using body ownership illusions to disrupt task performance during reading. Poster presented at the 50th Annual Lake Ontario Visionary Establishment (LOVE) Conference, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada