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  • Professor;
    Acting Associate Dean (Research)

    Faculty of Arts
    Department of Psychology
    Area: Brain and Cognitive Sciences
    P509 Duff Roblin Building
    190 Dysart Road
    University of Manitoba
    Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2

    Phone: 204-474-7837


  • Websites

    Lab Website

Currently accepting graduate students - yes

  • Master's
  • PhD


I am a cognitive scientist who uses experimental and computational methods to investigate how people and other animals learn, remember, think and know.


  • PhD (Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Science), Queen's University, 2005
  • MA (Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Science), Queen's University, 2001
  • BA (Specialized Honours) (Psychology), York University, 1999


Research Interests

  • Memory
  • Learning
  • Knowledge
  • Cognitive computing
  • Computational psychology

Selected publications

  • Jamieson, R. K., Johns, B. T., Vokey, J. R., & Jones, M. N. (2022). Instance theory as a domain- general framework for cognitive psychology. Nature Reviews Psychology, 1, 174-183.
  • Jamieson, R. K., Avery, J. E., Johns, B. T., & Jones, M. N. (2018). An instance theory of semantic memory. Computational Brain and Behavior, 2, 119-136.
  • Jamieson, R. K., Mewhort, D. J. K., & Hockley, W. E. (2016). A computational account of the production effect: Still playing twenty questions with nature. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 70, 154-164.
  • Vokey, J. R., & Jamieson, R. K. (2014). A visual familiarity account of evidence for orthographic processing in baboons (Papio papio). Psychological Science, 25, 991-996,
  • Jamieson, R. K., Crump, M. J. C., & Hannah, S. D. (2012). An instance theory of associative learning. Learning and Behavior, 40, 61-82.
  • Jamieson, R. K., Holmes, S., & Mewhort, D. J. K. (2010). Global similarity predicts dissociation of classification and recognition: Evidence questioning the implicit/explicit learning distinction in amnesia. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, 36, 1529-1535.
  • Jamieson, R. K., & Mewhort, D. J. K. (2009). Applying an exemplar model to the serial reaction time task: Anticipating from experience. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 62, 1757- 1783.
  • Jamieson, R. K., & Mewhort, D. J. K. (2009). Applying an exemplar model to the artificial-grammar task: Inferring grammaticality from similarity. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 62, 550-575.


  • CSBBCS Richard C. Tees Distinguished Leadership Award
  • Elected Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association
  • Elected Fellow of the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Science
  • Faculty of Arts Teaching Award: New Faculty Category (University of Manitoba)

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