Department of Psychology, University of Toronto nelly.matorina [AT] mail.utoronto.ca
2020 – current
2016 – 2018
2011 – 2016
University of Toronto
Advisor: Morgan Barense
Advisor: Jordan Poppenk
Thesis: Sleep contributions to Hippocampal Gist Extraction
B.Sc. Psychology (Honours)
Advisor: Niko Troje
Thesis: The Effect of Experience with Point-Light Walkers on Facing Biases
2020 – 2024
Ontario Graduate Scholarship, $15000
Massey College Junior Fellow
Faculty of Arts and Science Top (FAST) Doctoral Fellowship, $31980/year for four years
Canadian Psychological Association Certificate of Academic Excellence for one of the Best Master’s Theses
Psychology Graduate Entrance Award, $5000
NSERC Summer Research Award, $4500
Travel Fellowship for Sleep Research Training at UCLA, $2000
Dean’s Honour List
Global Career Seminar at Kwansei Gakuin University, around $8000
Queen’s University Excellence Scholarship, $2000
Publications in Peer-Reviewed Journals
Matorina, N., & Poppenk, J. (2021). Memory decay distinguishes subtypes of gist. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 185, 107519.
Talks and Conference Presentations
Matorina, N., Drake, J., Mabbott, D. J., Barense, M. D. (May 2021). Sleep impairs memory in a patient with anterograde amnesia. Poster presented at Canadian Society for Brain, Behavior, and Cognitive Science, Montreal, QC.
Matorina, N. & Poppenk, J. (February 2019). Sleep contributions to gist extraction. Talk given at a Cognitive Neuroscience Seminar at the East China Normal University, Shanghai, China.
Matorina, N., Marvel, G., & Poppenk, J. (November 2018). Sleep contributions to gist extraction. Poster presentation at Society for Neuroscience Conference, San Diego.
Matorina, N., Marvel, G., & Poppenk, J. (May 2018). Sleep contributions to gist extraction. Talk given at Toronto Area Memory Group meeting at University of Toronto, Toronto, ON.
Matorina, N., Sharma, A., Loro, A., & Poppenk, J. (May 2017). No-think procedures weaken memory features, not whole memories. Talk given at Toronto Area Memory Group meeting at University of Toronto, Toronto, ON.
Matorina, N., Sharma, A., Loro, A., & Poppenk, J. (May 2017). No-think procedures weaken only individual parts of memories. Poster presented at Association for Psychological Science conference in Boston, MA.
Matorina, N. (April 2017). Possible worlds: Re-imagining Scientific Participation. Talk given at Undisciplined Graduate Conference, Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada.
University of Toronto
Positive Psychology (2020)
Human Memory (with guest lecture; 2021)
Social Psychology Laboratory (2021, 2022)
Psychology of Sleep (2016, 2018)
Sensation and Perception (2017)
Brain and Behavior (2018)
Positive Psychology (2017)