Nelly Matorina

Department of Psychology, University of Toronto                                                 nelly.matorina [AT] mail.utoronto.ca

Education

2020 – current

2016 – 2018



2011 – 2016

PhD Psychology
University of Toronto
Advisor: Morgan Barense

M.Sc. Psychology
Queen’s University
Advisor: Jordan Poppenk
Thesis: Sleep contributions to Hippocampal Gist Extraction

B.Sc. Psychology (Honours)
Queen’s University
Advisor: Niko Troje
Thesis: The Effect of Experience with Point-Light Walkers on Facing Biases

Awards

2021
2021
2020 – 2024

2018


2016
2015
2014

2012, 2014-2016
2012

2011

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.

Teaching Assistantships

University of Toronto
Positive Psychology (2020)
Human Memory (with guest lecture; 2021)
Social Psychology Laboratory (2021, 2022)
Queen’s University
Psychology of Sleep (2016, 2018)
Sensation and Perception (2017)
Brain and Behavior (2018)
Positive Psychology (2017)