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The Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition® publishes original experimental and theoretical research on human cognition, with a special emphasis on learning, memory, language, and higher cognition.

The journal publishes impactful articles of any length, including literature reviews, meta-analyses, replications, theoretical notes, and commentaries on previously published works in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition.

The journal places a high emphasis on methodological soundness and analytic rigor, as well as on the reproducibility and replicability of research.

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Editorial Board

Incoming Editorial Board

Incoming Editor

Aaron S. Benjamin
University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign

Incoming Associate Editors

Erik M. Altmann
Michigan State University

Julie M. Bugg
Washington University in St. Louis

Amy H. Criss
Syracuse University

Heather J. Ferguson
University of Kent

Andrew Hollingworth
University of Iowa

Keith Hutchison
Montana State University

Nate Kornell
Williams College

Klaus Oberauer
University of Zürich

Evan Risko
University of Waterloo

Adam Sanborn
University of Warwick

Ayanna K. Thomas
Tufts University

Nash Unsworth
University of Oregon

Michael Waldmann
University of Goettingen

Tessa C. Warren
University of Pittsburgh

Duane G. Watson
Vanderbilt University

Jennifer Wiley
University of Illinois at Chicago

Incoming Consulting Editors

Jeanette Altarriba
University at Albany & State University of New York

Sally Andrews
University of Sydney

Jason Arndt
Middlebury College

Kate Arrington
Lehigh University

Mark H. Ashcraft
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Karl-Heinz Thomas Bäuml
Regensburg University

Julie E. Boland
University of Michigan

C. J. Brainerd
Cornell University

Gene A. Brewer
Arizona State University

Thomas Busey
Indiana University, Bloomington

Andrew C. Butler
Washington University in St. Louis

Jamie I. Campbell
University of Saskatchewan

Laura Carlson
University of Notre Dame

Richard A. Carlson
The Pennsylvania State University

Shana Carpenter
Iowa State University

Jason Chun Kit Chan
Iowa State University

Anne M. Cleary
Colorado State University

Gabriel I. Cook
Claremont McKenna College

Albert Costa
ICREA & Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Sarah Creel
University of California, San Diego

Matthew J. C. Crump
Brooklyn College of CUNY

Peter F. Delaney
University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Gary S. Dell
University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign

Gesine Dreisbach
Universität Regensburg

John Dunlosky
Kent State University

Lisa K. Fazio
Vanderbilt University

Laurie Beth Feldman
State University of New York at Albany

Myra A. Fernandes
University of Waterloo

Bridgid Finn
Educational Testing Service

Rico Fischer
University of Greifswald

David A. Gallo
University of Chicago

Tamar H. Gollan
University of California, San Diego

James A. Hampton
City University of London

Alice F. Healy
University of Colorado, Boulder

Darlene V. Howard
Georgetown University

Yi Ting Huang
University of Maryland College Park

R. Reed Hunt
University of Mississippi

Helene Intraub
University of Delaware

Luis Jimenez
Universidad de Santiago de Compostela

Michael J. Kane
University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Jeffrey D. Karpicke
Purdue University

Jonathan W. Kelly
Iowa State University

Annette Kinder
Freie Universitaet Berlin

Sachiko Kinoshita
Macquarie University

Karl Christoph Klauer
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg

Iring Koch
RWTH Aachen University

Mike E. Le Pelley
UNSW Sydney

Robyn A. LeBoeuf
Washington University in St. Louis

Stephen J. Lupker
University of Western Ontario

Brooke N. Macnamara
Case Western Reserve University

Kenneth J. Malmberg
University of South Florida

Barbara Malt
Lehigh University

Randi Martin
Rice University

Michael E. J. Masson
University of Victoria

Sven Mattys
The University of York

Mark A. McDaniel
Washington University in St Louis

Alissa Melinger
University of Dundee

Antje S. Meyer
Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics & University of Birmingham

John Paul Minda
University of Western Ontario

Moshe Naveh-Benjamin
University of Missouri

James H. Neely
University at Albany & State University of New York

David E. Over
Durham University

Thorsten Pachur
Max Planck Institute for Human Development

Pierre Perruchet
Université de Bourgogne

John Philbeck
George Washington University

Kathleen Rastle
Royal Holloway & University of London

Katherine A. Rawson
Kent State University

Valerie F. Reyna
Cornell University

Matthew G. Rhodes
Colorado State University

Henry L. Roediger III
Washington University in St. Louis

Caren M. Rotello
University of Massachusetts

Lili Sahakyan
University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign

Elizabeth Roye Schotter
University of South Florida

Colleen M. Seifert
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Rebekah Smith
University of Mississippi

Jeff Starns
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Adrian Staub
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Neil Stewart
University of Warwick

Aimee M. Surprenant
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Holly A. Taylor
Tufts University

Anjali Thapar
Bryn Mawr College

Catherine Thevenot
University of Lausanne

Nicholas B. Turk-Browne
Yale University

Mieke Verfaellie
Boston University & VA Boston Healthcare System

Michael S. Vitevitch
University of Kansas

Ranxiao Wang
University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign

Deanne Westerman
Binghamton University & State University of New York

Geoffrey F. Woodman
Vanderbilt University

Anna M. Woollams
University of Manchester

Naohide Yamamoto
Queensland University of Technology

Andrew Yonelinas
University of California Davis


Outgoing Editorial Board

Outgoing Editor

Robert L. Greene
Case Western Reserve University

Outgoing Associate Editors

Scott Brown
University of Newcastle

Michael Cortese
University of Nebraska at Omaha

Sarah Creel
University of California at San Diego

Luis Jimenez
Universidad de Santiago de Compostela

Andrea Kiesel
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg

Sachiko Kinoshita
Macquarie University

Nate Kornell
Williams College

Barbara Malt
Lehigh University

Elizabeth Marsh
Duke University

Alissa Melinger
University of Dundee

Laura Novick
Vanderbilt University

John Philbeck
George Washington University

Rebekah Smith
University of Mississippi

Nash Unsworth
University of Oregon

Michael Waldmann
University of Goettingen

Tessa C. Warren
University of Pittsburgh

Outgoing Consulting Editors

Jeanette Altarriba
University at Albany & State University of New York

Erik M. Altmann
Michigan State University

Sally Andrews
University of Sydney

Jason Arndt
Middlebury College

Kate Arrington
Lehigh University

Mark H. Ashcraft
University of Nevada at Las Vegas

Karl-Heinz Thomas Bäuml
Regensburg University

Julie E. Boland
University of Michigan

C. J. Brainerd
Cornell University

Gene A. Brewer
Arizona State University

Julie M. Bugg
Washington University in St. Louis

Thomas Busey
Indiana University at Bloomington

Andrew C. Butler
Washington University in St. Louis

Jamie I. Campbell
University of Saskatchewan

Laura Carlson
University of Notre Dame

Richard A. Carlson
The Pennsylvania State University

Shana Carpenter
Iowa State University

Jason Chun Kit Chan
Iowa State University

Anne M. Cleary
Colorado State University

Gabriel I. Cook
Claremont McKenna College

Albert Costa
Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies & Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Amy H. Criss
Syracuse University

Eddy Davelaar
University of London at Birkbeck

Peter F. Delaney
University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Gary S. Dell
University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign

John Dunlosky
Kent State University

John C. Dunn
University of Adelaide

Lisa K. Fazio
Vanderbilt University

Laurie Beth Feldman
State University of New York at Albany

Myra A. Fernandes
University of Waterloo

David A. Gallo
University of Chicago

Tamar H. Gollan
University of California at San Diego

James A. Hampton
University of London, City

Alice F. Healy
University of Colorado at Boulder

Darlene V. Howard
Georgetown University

Yi Ting Huang
University of Maryland College Park

R. Reed Hunt
University of Mississippi

Keith A. Hutchison
Montana State University

Helene Intraub
University of Delaware

Jeffrey D. Karpicke
Purdue University

Jonathan W. Kelly
Iowa State University

Annette Kinder
Freie Universitaet Berlin

Karl Christoph Klauer
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg

Iring Koch
Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen University

Mike E. Le Pelley
University of New South Wales at Sydney

Robyn A. LeBoeuf
Washington University in St. Louis

Stephen J. Lupker
University of Western Ontario

Brooke N. Macnamara
Case Western Reserve University

Kenneth J. Malmberg
University of South Florida

Randi Martin
Rice University

Michael E. J. Masson
University of Victoria

Sven Mattys
The University of York

Mark A. McDaniel
Washington University in St Louis

Nachshon Meiran
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Antje S. Meyer
Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics at Nijmegen & University of Birmingham

John Paul Minda
University of Western Ontario

Weimin Mou
University of Alberta

James H. Neely
State University of New York at Albany

Klaus Oberauer
University of Zürich

David E. Over
Durham University

Thorsten Pachur
Max Planck Institute for Human Development

Pierre Perruchet
Université de Bourgogne

Kathleen Rastle
University of London at Royal Holloway

Katherine A. Rawson
Kent State University

Valerie F. Reyna
Cornell University

Matthew G. Rhodes
Colorado State University

Henry L. Roediger III
Washington University in St. Louis

Caren M. Rotello
University of Massachusetts

Elizabeth Roye Schotter
University of South Florida

Colleen M. Seifert
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

Jeff Starns
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Adrian Staub
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Neil Stewart
University of Warwick

Aimee M. Surprenant
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Holly A. Taylor
Tufts University

Anjali Thapar
Bryn Mawr College

Catherine Thevenot
University of Lausanne

Ayanna K. Thomas
Tufts University

Matthew Traxler
University of California at Davis

Mieke Verfaellie
Boston University & Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System

Michael S. Vitevitch
University of Kansas

Ranxiao Wang
University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign

Duane G. Watson
Vanderbilt University

Deanne Westerman
State University of New York at Binghamton

Jennifer Wiley
University of Illinois at Chicago

Geoffrey F. Woodman
Vanderbilt University

Anna M. Woollams
University of Manchester

Naohide Yamamoto
Queensland University of Technology

Andrew Yonelinas
University of California Davis

Johannes C. Ziegler
Aix-Marseille University

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Submission

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References

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    Hughes, G., Desantis, A., & Waszak, F. (2013). Mechanisms of intentional binding and sensory attenuation: The role of temporal prediction, temporal control, identity prediction, and motor prediction. Psychological Bulletin, 139, 133–151. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0028566
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    Rogers, T. T., & McClelland, J. L. (2004). Semantic cognition: A parallel distributed processing approach. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
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