Nelly Matorina

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“My earliest memory is of a dream.”
Anne Carson, Every Exit is an Entrance (A Praise of Sleep)
Welcome! My name is Nelly Matorina and I’m a cognitive neuroscience PhD candidate at the University of Toronto working with Dr. Morgan Barense, a writer, and an artist working across video and installation.

I hold a FAST (Faculty of Arts and Sciences Top Doctoral) Fellowship, an NSERC PGS-D, and am a Junior Fellow at Massey College. Before joining the Memory and Perception Lab, I completed my B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Psychology at Queen’s University. My research investigated how different kinds of gist memory change over time and sleep, which was published in Neurobiology of Learning and Memory

My current work explores the role of sleep and dreaming in the consolidation of naturalistic and autobiographical memories.