Department of Psychology

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Douglas J. K. Mewhort, PhD
T: 613-533-2883 F: 613-533-2499
Department of Psychology, Queen's University
62 Arch Street, Kingston, ON K7L 3N6 Canada

Welcome to the HIP Lab

The Human Information Processing Lab is located in the Department of Psychology at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario (Canada). The lab is directed by Dr. D. J. K. Mewhort.

The primary research focus in the lab is on human performance and how to model it. Current work centers on computational models for perception and memory with emphasis on decision and choice in speeded-performance tasks.

Specific topics of interest include:

  • Semantic acquisition and representation
  • Recognition memory
  • Reading and lexical access
  • Categorization
  • Pattern recognition
  • Attention
  • Language

The HIP lab is especially well equipped to deal with computationally expensive models. We are supported by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and by Sun Microsystems of Canada.

Go to NSERC/CRSNG website