UTC Offers “Seeing Is Believing: New Evidence For Prospective Memory Monitoring” Presentation

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Dr. Jill Shelton, assistant professor of Psychology at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, will present “Seeing is Believing:  New evidence for Prospective Memory Monitoring” on Tuesday, at 3 p.m. in the Lookout Mountain Room of the UTC University Center. The UTC Chapter of Sigma Xi is sponsoring this event, which is free and open to the public.

According to Dr. Shelton, prospective memory refers to one’s ability to remember to perform an intended action in the future, for instance, remembering to deliver a message to a colleague. Eye-tracking technology was used in two experiments to isolate the cognitive processes that support prospective memory, and to evaluate how cues in one’s environment can be used to prompt retrieval of an intended action.

Dr. Shelton holds the Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology with specialization in Cognitive/Developmental from Louisiana State University.  Before she joined the faculty at UTC, Dr. Shelton held a faculty position at Lee University, where she was awarded the Presidential Faculty Development Award and the Faculty Summer Research Fund Award. 

Founded in 1886, Sigma Xi, is a non-profit membership society of nearly 75,000 scientists and engineers who were elected to the Society because of their research achievements or potential, according to the Sigma Xi website.  Sigma Xi has more than 500 chapters at universities, colleges, government laboratories and industry research centers.  In addition to publishing American Scientist, Sigma Xi awards grants annually to promising young researchers and holds forums on critical issues at the intersection of science.  The Society also sponsors a variety of programs supporting honor in science and engineering, science education, science policy and the public understanding of science.  Fields of interest include but are not limited to agriculture, soil science, natural resources, mathematics and computer sciences, biological sciences, engineering sciences, health sciences, physical and earth sciences and social sciences.  


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