Upcoming Summer School

Summer School 2018

Perspectives on Human Memory: Memory Functioning and Memory Failures

We are very glad to announce that the Swiss Graduate School for Cognition, Learning, and Memory is organizing a Summer School from Monday June 11 – Thursday June 14, 2018. This Summer School is jointly financed by the University of Bern and the Jacobs Foundation Zurich. Here you find the flyer with details about this Summer School.

After four successful and inspiring summer schools in 2014-2017, we are now happy to organize our fifth summer school. The theme of this Summer School is: Perspectives on Human Memory: Memory Functioning and Memory Failures’.

We have invited four internationally recognized experts in the field of Cognition, Learning, and Memory to be our keynote speakers. They will present their research on memory functioning and memory failures.

Our keynote speakers (and the topics of their talks) are:

  • Prof. Dr. Patricia Bauer, Emory University, USA.
    Topics: Developing a personal past: Remembering and forgetting & Entries in semantic memory: No-trial learning
  • Prof. Dr. Mary Pat McAndrews, University of Toronto, Canada.
    Topics: Remembering one’s personal past: The impact of medial temporal lobe damage on autobiographical memory & How to light up your hippocampus without any memory at all
  • Prof. Dr. Paul Verhaeghen, Georgia Tech, USA.
    Topics: Working memory may just keep on working in old age & Prime and prejudice: Why we’re all a little bit racist
  • Prof. Dr. Geoff Ward, University of Essex, UK.
    Topics: The relationship between free recall and serial recall: A new benchmark finding in Working Memory & Towards augmented human memory: retrieval practice and retrieval-induced forgetting of autobiographical memories in an end of day review

The Summer School program, including details about activites and participants, can be found here.

Participation in this Summer School requires active participation in scientific discussions, peer-review sessions, PhD-research presentations, and networking activities. For successful completion of the Summer School, participants receive 3 ECTS.

Registration for the Summer School is now closed.


Organization and Contact Information

Dates: Monday June 11 – Thursday June 14, 2018
Venue: Seminar-Hotel Rigi, Seestrasse 55/57, 6353 Weggis, Switzerland

This summer school is organized by the Swiss Graduate School for Cognition, Learning and Memory.
Prof. Dr. Claudia Roebers (chair graduate school)
Dr. Mariëtte van Loon (coordinator graduate school)
Jenny Gehriger (secretary graduate school)

For information and questions about registration, contact Jenny Gehriger by email.