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Welcome to the website of the Learning and Metacognition Experimental Lab!


LaMELab is led by Katarzyna Zawadzka and Maciej Hanczakowski. It is based at the SWPS University in Warsaw and is affiliated with the Interdisciplinary Center for Applied Cognitive Studies. Our research is concerned with memory and metacognition. We use methods from cognitive psychology to investigate what strategies people use to learn new information and later retrieve it, how learning and retrieval interact, and how accurate people's insight into their own memory processes is. We are also interested in external factors that affect memory and metacognition, such as being in the company of other people or in a distracting environment.

If you are interested in our current and past research projects, here are the details as well as links to some representative publications. You can view the full list of our publications here, with many of the papers being available for download. If you want to get in touch with us, our contact details can be found here and at the bottom of the page. For current openings in our lab, see here.