Meg Schlichting, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychology as of January 2017
PhD in Psychology, The University of Texas at Austin
BA in Cognitive Science, University of Pennsylvania
Meg is the Principal Investigator of the Budding Minds Lab at U of T. She is interested in how the episodic memory system (especially the hippocampus and its surrounding medial temporal lobe cortex) interacts with prefrontal brain regions to update our stored memories with new information. Her work aims to characterize how these neural operations happen in healthy young adults, as well as how they might change as the brain develops across childhood and adolescence. In her spare time, Meg loves to cook, try new restaurants, and explore all that her new city of Toronto has to offer.
Wangjing is now a second-year student in U of T, taking psychology and neuroscience double major. She is very interested in cognitive and developmental psychology and plans on pursuing graduate studies in related areas in the future. During her leisure time, she volunteers in ICU departments of Toronto General Hospital, and she also likes to watch movies and TV shows.