CEMS 2022

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CEMS 2019

The 18th Annual Context and Episodic Memory Symposium (CEMS 2022) will be held at The Logan Hotel, in Philadelphia, PA, on May 12th and 13th, 2022.

Conference Registration

Registration for CEMS2022 is now open!

Registration prices are as follows:

  • $385 for faculty
  • $285 for non-faculty

Conference registration includes breakfast, lunch, and snacks on both days of the conference.

Click here to register for CEMS 2022.

After April 14th, registration will increase by $50.

Location & Hotel


The venue for CEMS 2022 will be The Logan, located in downtown Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The Logan hotel is located at 1 Logan Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103.

More information on The Logan can be found on their website. Click here to view this location on Google Maps.


In addition to its role as the venue for CEMS 2022, The Logan will serve as the preferred hotel for the event. A limited number of rooms are still available at a special event rate. Please make sure to book by April 15th.

To make use of our reduced rate, book your room(s) from our event page here. This link & code is only valid for May 11 - 12.

To reserve by phone: Please call 215-963-1500, follow the prompts to make a new reservation. Once connected with an agent, you must provide the group code GCMLA.

Please note that our room block includes the evenings of May 11 (Wednesday into Thursday) and May 12 (Thursday into Friday). If you attempt to book outside of these dates, you will not be granted the discounted rate for additional nights.

Abstract Submission

Abstract submission for CEMS 2022 is now CLOSED.

Please note that poster dimensions should be no larger than 40x60 inches. Poster boards, easels, and push pins will be provided.


If you are presenting and have scheduling conflicts, please let us know as soon as possible by emailing context.symposium@gmail.com

Thursday Friday
8:30 Breakfast & Registration 8:00 Breakfast & Late Registration
9:00 Opening Remarks 8:30 Nicole Long
9:05 Gordon Logan 9:05 Roger Ratcliff
9:40 Adam Osth 9:40 Rich Shiffrin
10:15 Break 10:15 Break
10:40 Tyler Tomita 10:45 Gregory Cox
10:55 Ehren Newman 11:00 Nathan Evans
11:10 Lukas Kunz 11:15 Ada Aka
11:25 John Sakon 11:30 Neal Morton
11:40 Group Photo & Lunch 11:45 James Antony
1:00 Keynote Address: Morris Moscovitch 12:00 Lunch/Poster Setup
2:00 Break 1:15 Poster Session II
2:10 Julia Steinberg 3:00 Coffee Break
2:45 Qiong Zhang 3:20 Data Blitz, including:
3:20 Coffee Break 1. Abigail Mundorf
3:40 Data Blitz, including: 2. Laura Saad
1. Maureen Ritchey 3. Xian Li
2. Yoonjung Lee 4. Hongmi Lee
3. Jiawen Huang 5. Tamara Gedankien
4. Wangjing Yu 6. Christopher Bates
5. Linda Yu 7. Linh T T Lazarus
6. Dhairyya Singh 8. Youssef Ezzyat
7. Xingming Xu 9. Daniel Schonhaut
8. Isaac Kinley 4:15 Conclusion
9. Camille Gasser
4:40 Break/Poster Setup
5:00 Poster Session I until 7pm
6:00 Reception until 8pm

List of featured spoken presentations

First author will be presenting unless otherwise noted. First author's affiliation is noted for each presentation below.

Keynote Presentation

  • Dr. Morris Moscovitch, Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychological, University of Toronto

Spoken Presentations

  • Gordon D. Logan, Gregory E. Cox, Jeffrey Annis, and Dakota R. B. Lindsey (Vanderbilt University): The episodic flanker task: Memory retrieval as attention turned inward
  • Adam F. Osth and Mark Hurlstone (The University of Melbourne): Do item-dependent context representations underlie serial order in cognition?
  • Nicole Long (University of Virginia): To encode or retrieve, that is the question: How memory states tradeoff and what it means for you
  • Roger Ratcliff, Douglas Scharre, and Gail McKoon (The Ohio State University): Discriminating Memory Disordered Patients from Controls Using an Item Recognition Task and Diffusion Modeling

Short Spoken Presentations

  • Tyler M. Tomita, Morgan D. Barense, and Christopher J. Honey (Johns Hopkins University): The Similarity Structure of Real World Memories
  • Ehren Newman, Dylan Layfield, Kevin Blankenberger, and Nathan Sidell (Indiana University): Active sampling of spatial context supports spatial memory
  • Lukas Kunz, Bernhard P. Staresina, Peter C. Reinacher, Armin Brandt, Andreas Schulze-Bonhage, and Joshua Jacobs (Columbia University): Ripple-locked coactivity of object and place cells supports human associative memory
  • John J. Sakon, David J. Halpern, Daniel R. Schonhaut, and Michael J. Kahana (University of Pennsylvania): Hippocampal ripples signal encoding of episodic memories
  • Gregory E. Cox (University at Albany, State University of New York): Capacity limitations and decision rules explain differences between item and associative recognition
  • Nathan J. Evans and Mathieu Servant (University of Queensland): A model-based approach to disentangling facilitation and interference effects in conflict tasks
  • Ada Aka, Lionel S. Schatz, and Sudeep Bhatia (University of Pennsylvania): A Joint Model of Memory and Decision Making Processes
  • Neal W Morton, Rebecca Cutler, and Sean M. Polyn (The University of Texas at Austin): Semantic and temporal structure in a neurocognitive model of episodic memory search
  • James Antony, Xiaonan Liu, Yicong Zheng, Charan Ranganath, and Randall O'Reilly (University of California, Davis): Spacing effects arise via error-driven learning in a computational model of the medial temporal lobe

Data Blitz Sessions


  • Maureen Ritchey (Boston College): Patterns of episodic content and specificity predicting subjective memory vividness
  • Yoonjung Lee (Johns Hopkins University): Component brain states in the posterior medial cortex during naturalistic movie viewing
  • Jiawen Huang (Columbia University):Developing schema, developing prediction, and their influence on memory
  • Wangjing Yu (Columbia University): Emotional prediction errors trigger precise reactivation of related memories
  • Linda Yu (Brown University): Grid representations for efficient generalization
  • Dhairyya Singh (University of Pennsylvania): A model of autonomous interactions between hippocampus and neocortex driving sleep-dependent memory consolidation
  • Xinming Xu (Dartmouth College): The psychological arrow of time drives temporal asymmetries in retrodicting versus predicting narrative events
  • Isaac Kinley (McMaster University): Vividness and uncertainty in a neural network model of episodic future thinking
  • Camille Gasser (Columbia University): Cross-modal facilitation of temporal memory: familiar actions scaffold holistic event memory


  • Inder Singh, Aude Oliva, Marc W. Howard (Boston University): Serial search through the past and the future
  • Merika Wilson, Kevin W. Potter, Rosemary A. Cowell (University of Massachusetts): Recognition Memory Shielded from Semantic but not Perceptual Interference in Natural Aging
  • Brian M. Siefke, Per B. Sederberg (Ohio State University): A model of change-based distinctiveness effects in source memory
  • James W. Antony, Kenneth A. Norman (Princeton University): Retrieval affects the shape of forgetting curves
  • Joey Ka-Yee Essoe, Nicco Reggente, Ai Ohno, Hera Youn-Ji Baek, Jesse Rissman (University of California, Los Angeles): Distinctive virtual reality contexts bolster long-term retention of interference-prone materials
  • James E. Kragel, Youssef Ezzyat, Michael R. Sperling, Richard Gorniak, Gregory A. Worrell, Brent M. Berry, Robert E. Gross, Bradley Lega, Kathryn A. Davis, Sandhitsu R. Das, Joel M. Stein, Barbara C. Jobst, Kareem A. Zaghloul, Sameer A. Sheth, Daniel S. Rizzuto, & Michael J. Kahana (University of Pennsylvania): Intrinsic functional architecture of cortico-hippocampal networks determines episodic memory formation in humans
  • Iva K. Brunec, Jason D. Ozubko, Tovi Ander, Morris Moscovitch, Morgan D. Barense (University of Toronto): Boundaries during navigation shape memory for event order and duration

Poster Sessions


  • Ari E. Kahn, Elisabeth A. Karuza, Sharon L. Thompson-Schill, Jean M. Vettel, Danielle S. Bassett (University of Pennsylvania): Network context drives learnability of relational data
  • Cathleen Cortis Mack, Caterina Cinel, Nigel Davies, Michael Harding, Geoff Ward (presenting) (University of Essex): Serial position, output order, and list length effects for words presented on smartphones over very long intervals
  • Robert B. Yaffe, Ammar Shaikhouni, Jennifer Arai, Sara K. Inati, Kareem A. Zaghloul (NINDS): Cued Memory Retrieval Exhibits Reinstatement of Spectral Dynamics on a Faster Timescale
  • Andrew C. Heusser, Kirsten Ziman, Jeremy R. Manning (Dartmouth College): HyperTools: A Python toolbox for visualizing and manipulating high-dimensional data
  • Rahul Bhui (Harvard University): Echoes of the Past: Order Effects in Choice and Memory
  • Vishnu Sreekumar, Sara Inati, & Kareem Zaghloul (NINDS): Traveling waves in the human cortex facilitate associative memory
  • Steven Tompson, Ari Kahn, Emily Falk, Jean Vettel, & Danielle S. Bassett (University of Pennsylvania): How do people learn social and non-social community structures?
  • Hyojeong Kim, Margaret L. Schlichting, Alison R. Preston, Jarrod A. Lewis-Peacock (University of Texas): The precision of memory-based prediction biases memory pruning
  • Andrew C. Heusser, Kirsten Ziman, Jeremy R. Manning (Dartmouth College): Harnessing the power of mnemonic fingerprints: Maximizing learning potential by personalizing stimulus organization during adaptive list learning
  • Lucy L. W. Owen, Jeremy R. Manning (Dartmouth College): Towards human SuperEEG
  • Anne C. Mennen, Jordan Poppenk, Megan T. deBettencourt, Kenneth A. Norman (Princeton University): Weakening memories through closed-loop modulation of perceptual distraction
  • Nathanael Cruzado, Zoran Tiganj, Scott Brincat, Earl Miller, Marc Howard (Boston University): Compressed Temporal Representation During Visual Paired Associate Task in Monkey PFC and Hippocampus
  • Tomi Ann Limcangco, Yvonne Chen, Kenichi Kato, Jeremy B. Caplan (University of Alberta): Visual imagery and the relationship between association-memory and within-pair order
  • Blake L. Elliott, Samuel M. McClure, Gene A. Brewer (Arizona State University): Individual Differences in Value-Directed Encoding
  • Michael J. Kahana, Eash V. Aggarwal (presenting) (University of Pennsylvania): The variability puzzle in human memory
  • Adam P. Young, Alice F. Healy, Matt Jones, Lyle E. Bourne, Jr. (University of Colorado): Selective Interference Affects Spacing Effects at Acquisition


  • N.A. Kambi, J.M. Phillips, Y.B. Saalmann (University of Wisconsin-Madison): Anterior thalamus regulates information transmission between hippocampus and retrosplenial cortex according to memory demands
  • D. Frank, D. Montaldi, & D. Talmi (presenting) (University of Manchester): Schema-related predictions and their violations in episodic memory
  • Ulises Rodriguez Dominguez, Jeremy B. Caplan (University of Alberta, Edmonton): The population of grid cells as a modified hexagonal Fourier basis set
  • Chi T. Ngo, Nora S. Newcombe, Ingrid, R. Olson (Temple University): Development of relational memory and pattern separation: Related or distinct memory processes?
  • Brynn Sherman, Sarah DuBrow, Jonathan Winawer, Lila Davachi (New York University): Assessing the role of working memory representations in temporal duration judgments
  • Avi J.H. Chanales, Franziska R. Richter, Brice A. Kuhl (New York University): Online integration of overlapping events prevents subsequent interference
  • Silvy H.P. Collin, Branka Milivojevic, Christian F. Doeller (Radboud University): Hippocampal and prefrontal updating of narrative hierarchies
  • Oded Bein, Lila Davachi (New York University): Can learning hinder learning?
  • Helena P. L. Jacob, David E. Huber (University of Massachusetts, Amherst): Separating one word from the next with neural habituation: An ERP study of perceptual decision making
  • Jamal Williams, Janice Chen, Chris Baldassano, Uri Hasson, Kenneth Norman (Princeton University): Temporal and Neural Dynamics of Musical Contexts
  • Yeon Soon Shin, Yael Niv (Princeton University): Finding it hard to change your mind after one bad experience? You might be too (approximately) Bayesian
  • Sarah DuBrow, Yael Niv, Kenneth Norman (Princeton University): A role for conflict in segmenting memories
  • Rivka T. Cohen, Michael J. Kahana, Robert Nosofsky (University of Pennsylvania): Recognition ROCs and exemplar theory
  • Lucas D. Huszar, Kevin W. Potter, David E. Huber (University of Massachusetts, Amherst): Retrieval induced forgetting does not cause forgetting of visual details
  • Adam Osth, Anna Jansson, Simon Dennis, Andrew Heathcote (University of Melbourne): Modeling the dynamics of recognition memory testing with a combined model of retrieval and decision making
  • Judy Yi-Chieh Chiu, Lili Sahakyan, Brian Gonsalves, Neal Cohen (UIUC): Differential Effect of Repetition for Item and Context Information in Recognition Memory: an fMRI Investigation

Past Symposia

For information about past CEMS events, please click here.