Welcome to the Memory and Language Lab at the University of Melbourne.
Our research utilises large scale real world data, experimental paradigms and computational modelling techniques to investigate the cognitive architecture underlying memory and language. We simulate human performance looking for ways in which memory and language phenomena are manifestations of the same neural structures. We use probabilistic models, machine learning techniques, signal processing approaches and dynamic systems methods to analyse data and to uncover how the cognitive system works.
The MALL lab is at the vanguard of research using experience sampling technologies to study psychological processes. We use smartphone apps, social media and internet-of-things devices to capture a person’s experience and behaviour in their real world environment. We believe these technologies will revolutionise psychological research and practice, as we can now obtain very large longitudinal data sets with high ecological validity.
Could smartphone gps data be used to predict when a person is experiencing a manic or depressive episode?News
Professor Simon Dennis is leading the human research of the SWARM project that looks to improve intelligence assessments through crowd sourcing.News
Big data and personal sensing technology are revolutionising psychology, opening new frontiers in our understanding of how our minds work and how we treat mental illness.By Andrew Trounson, University of MelbourneRead more ...News
The School welcomes Professor Simon Dennis and Associate Professor Amy Perfors, as the inaugural Director and Deputy Director of our new Complex Human Data Research Hub.News
Simon Dennis recently featured in a Computer World article, where he discussed the work of the Complex Human Data Hub. You can view the full article on the Computer World website.News
- Professor Simon Dennis
Head of Lab /
Director of the
Complex Human Data Hub
- Dr Hyungwook Yim
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
- Dr Ben Stone
Former PhD student
- Kevin Shabahang
- Adelaide McKenzie
Clinical Masters Student
Honours Student (2019)
- Malinga Perera
- Michael Diamond
- Joshua White
- Yang Changchun (Giselle)
We welcome your interest in our team. If you want to know more or explore opportunities for study or collaboration, please get in touch. To enquire, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Prof Simon Dennis
Prof Simon Dennis
RESEARCH PROJECTS 2019
-Using experience sampling to understand the relationship between affect at
encoding and episodic memory.
-Alibi-generation and Memory: Understanding Human Memory for Where Using
Experience Sampling Technology
-Individualised word frequency and recency in item recognition memory.
-Representation and control; uncovering the architecture of thought