Adjunct Research Professor, Department of Psychology, Western University
Associate Member, Brain and Mind Institute, Western University
Adjunct Research Professor, Department of Psychology, Carleton University
Research and Scholarly Interests
My research program focuses on how people perform spatial navigation. My students
and I use a variety of techniques, including functional magnetic resonance imaging
(fMRI) and behavioural testing with virtual environments to understand how people
orient and travel in the world. Our work is currently funded by NSERC.
Psychology 2135A/B - Introduction to Cognition
Psychology 3800F/G - Psychological Statistics Using Computers
Psychology 2856G - Research Methods in Psychology 2
Psychology 4842e - Psychology Honours Thesis
Youngson, N., Vollebregt, M., & Sutton, J. E. (in press). Individual differences in
cognitive map accuracy: Investigating the role of landmark familiarity. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology.
Keller, M., & Sutton, J. E. (2018). Flight experience and mental representations of
space. International Journal of Aerospace Psychology, 28(3-4), 76-83, doi: 10.1080/24721840.2018.1544462
Sutton, J. E., & Newcombe, N. S. (2014). The hippocampus is not a geometric module:
Processing environment geometry during reorientation. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8, 596. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2014.00596
Sutton, J. E., Buset, M., & Keller, M. (2014). Navigation experience and mental representations
of the environment: Do pilots build better cognitive maps? PLoS ONE, 9(3): e90058. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0090058
Sutton, J. E., Twyman, A. D., Joanisse, M. F., & Newcombe, N. S. (2012). Geometry
three ways: An fMRI investigation of geometric information processing during reorientation.
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition, 38, 1530-1541.
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.