Simona Ghetti University of California, Davis
For outstanding and insightful contributions to the understanding of the development of memory and metamemory in childhood. Using elegant and inventive experimental methods and designs, Simona Ghetti has provided new insight into the psychological and neurological mechanisms underlying typical and atypical memory development. Her work has highlighted the role of metamemory in identifying and rejecting false memories and has shed light on the mechanisms underlying the development of the subjective experience of remembering. These contributions combine theoretical innovation, psychological insight, and methodological rigor and variety.