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Dr. Jennifer Sutton

Dr. Jennifer Sutton Jennifer Sutton

Division of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology
Office: BR 124
Telephone: (519) 432-8353 ext 28120

Academic Background

  • B.A. University of Kentucky
  • M.A. University of Western Ontario
  • Ph.D. University of Western Ontario
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Toronto

Research and Scholarly Interests

Spatial cognition in animals, children and adults; metacognition in animals


  • Psychology 2135A/B (Introduction to Cognition)
  • Psychology 3229 A/B (Evolution and Human Behaviour)
  • Psychology 3800F/G (Psychological Statistics Using Computers)
  • Psychology 3410F/G (Cognitive Development)

Representative Publications

  • Sutton, J. E., Twyman, A. D., Joanisse, M. F., & Newcombe, N. S. (in press). Geometry three ways: An fMRI investigation of geometric information processing during reorientation. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition.
  • Sutton, J. E., Joanisse, M. F., & Newcombe, N. S. (2010). Spinning in the scanner: Neural correlates of virtual reorientation. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 36, 1097-1107.
  • Sutton, J. E. (2009). What is geometric information and how do animals use it? Behavioural Processes, 80 , 339-343.
  • Sutton, J. E., & Shettleworth, S. J. (2008). Memory without awareness: Pigeons do not show metamemory in delayed matching-to-sample. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 34, 266-282.
  • Sutton,J.E. (2006). The development of landmark and beacon use in young children: Evidence from a touchscreen search task. Developmental Science, 9, 108-123.
  • Shettleworth, S.J. & Sutton, J.E. (2006). Do animals know what they know? Susan Hurley & Matthew Nudds (Eds.) Rational Animals. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Sutton,J.E. & Shettleworth, S.J (2005). Internal sense of direction and landmark use in pigeons. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 119, 273-284.
  • Sutton,J.E. (2002) , Multiple landmark piloting in pigeons (Columbia livia): Landmark configuration as a discriminative cue. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 116, 391-403.
  • Sutton,J.E. Olthof, A., & Roberts, W. A. (2000). Landmark use by squirrel monkeys (Saimiri sciureus). Animal Learning & Behavior, 28, 28-42.

Community Links

Big Sisters of London Special Events Committee.


Link to the Spatial Cognition Lab