Cognitive Science GIDP Minor
6th International Conference on Memory
July 17-22, 2016
With the support of Herbert E. Carter Travel Award, I recently attended the International Conference on Memory (ICOM), which was held in Budapest, Hungary from July 17th -22nd, 2016. Since the ICOM has taken place every 5 years since 1991, it is regarded as the most influential academic meeting on fundamental and applied research in the area of human memory. This week-long conference was comprised of keynote speeches, themed symposia and hundreds of presentations and posters by scholars from different countries. It was really a great opportunity for me to share my current research in this highly professional forum.
During the conference, I gave an oral presentation about using eye movement to examine the developmental trajectory of relational memory. Because of the unique advantages of eye tracking measurement in developmental studies, lots of researchers showed great interests on my project and also had warm discussions about the future directions of my research. All the valuable feedback and suggestions that I received are very helpful for me to prepare the manuscript and new experiments.
Because of the huge impacts of this conference, it also provided a great platform to me to network with the most renowned scholars in memory research, especially with the top scientists in the field of memory development. Having face-to-face meetings with leading scholars from all over the world not only improved my learning experience, but also allowed me to seek potential opportunities for career development.
Overall, my experience at 6th ICOM was unforgettable and thanks again for the support of H.E. Carter Travel Award.