My research focuses on whether making mistakes during learning helps or
harms memory among younger and older adults. I am also passionate about
translating cognitive research findings to optimize life-long learning.
Learning and memoryNeuroimaging
Doctorate: University of Toronto
Masters: University of Toronto
Cyr, A-A., & Anderson, N. D. (2019). Effects of question framing on self-reported memory concerns across the lifespan. Experimental Aging Research, 45(1).
Cyr, A-A., & Anderson, N. D. (2018). Learning from your mistakes: Does it matter if you’re out in left foot, I mean field? Memory. doi: 10.1080-09658211.2018.1464189.
Roberts, J. L., Anderson, N. D., Guild, E., Cyr, A.-A., Anderson, Jones, R., & Clare, L. (2016). The benefits of errorless learning for people with mild cognitive impairment. Neuropsychological rehabilitation. doi:10.1080/09602011.2016.1216000 1080/09602011.2016.1216000
Cyr, A-A., & Anderson, N. D. (2015). Mistakes as stepping stones: Effects of errors on episodic memory among younger and older adults. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 41(3), 841-850. doi:10.1037/xlm0000073
Cyr, A-A. & Anderson, N. D. (2013). Updating misconceptions: Effects of age and confidence. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 20(3), 574-580.
Anderson, N. D., Guild, E., Cyr, A-A. , Roberts, J., & Clare, L. (2012). Contributions of frontal and medial temporal lobe functioning to the errorless learning advantage. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation (Special Issue on Errorless Learning), 22, 169-186.
Cyr, A.-A., & Anderson, N. D. (2012). Trial-and-error learning improves source memory among younger and older adults. Psychology and Aging, 27(2), 429-439.
Stinchcombe, A., Gagnon, S., Cyr, A-A., Marshall, S., Hing, M. M., & Finestone, H. (2009). Examination of traumatic brain injured drivers’ behavioural reactions to simulated complex roadway events. Advances in Transportation Studies, 6, 202-204.
Cyr, A-A., Stinchcombe, A., Gagnon, S., Marshall, S., Hing, M. M., & Finestone, H. (2009). Driving difficulties of brain-injured drivers in reaction to high-crash-risk simulated road events: a question of impaired divided attention? Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 31(4), 472-482.
Cyr, A.-A., & Anderson, N. D. (In press). Learning errors among older adults. In R. Kessels & C. Haslam (Ed.), Current Issues in Neuropsychology. Invited submission.
Anderson, N. D., Guild, E., Cyr, A.-A., Roberts, J., & Clare, L. (2012). Contributions of frontal and medial temporal lobe functioning to the errorless learning advantage. In P. Conroy & M. A. Lambon Ralph (Eds.), Errorless learning and rehabilitation of language and memory impairments. Psychology Press.