Research Group

Simon Gorin

Dr. Simon Gorin

Post-doctoral Assistant

Address: FPSE, Uni-Mail, Boulevard du Pont d'Arve 40, 1205 Geneva
Office: 5160
Email: simon.gorin[at]
Phone: +41 22 379 92 78

Research interests

Human memory

  • Short-term and working memory
  • Memory for speech and music
  • Cross-domain comparisons

Serial order memory

  • Serial order phenomena in speech and music
  • The role of rhytmhic aspects in serial order memory
  • Domain-general aspects of serial order mechanisms
  • The role of serial order memory in musical learning

Musical cognition

  • Music perception
  • Link between memory capacities for music and singing proficiency
  • Singing and auditory imagery as a maintenance mechanism in musical memory
  • Link between musical expertise and cognitive abilities (e.g., memory)


Gorins, S, & Majerus, S. (2019). Verbal and musical short-term memory: Evidence for shared serial order processes? Psychologica Belgica, 59(1), 177-205. doi: 10.5334/pb.426 [Open access]

Gorin, S., Mengal, P., & Majerus, S. (2018). A comparison of serial order short-term memory effects across verbal and musical domains. Memory & Cognition, 46(3), 464–481. doi: 10.3758/s13421-017-0778-0 [PDF: postprint open access version]

Gorin, S., Mengal, P., & Majerus, S. (2018). Temporal grouping effects in musical short-term memory. Memory, 6(6), 831–843. doi: 10.1080/09658211.2017.1414848 [PDF: postprint open access version]

Gorin, S., Kowialiewski, B., & Majerus, S. (2016). Domain-generality of timing based serial order processes in short-term memory: New insights from musical and verbal domains. PLOS ONE, 11(12), e0168699. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0168699 [Open access]

Gorin, S., & Majerus, S. (2015). Common serial order processes in musical and verbal short-term memory: Evidence from novel serial order probe recognition paradigm, In J. Ginsborg, A. Lamont, M. Phillips, & S. Bramley (Eds.), Proceedings of the Ninth Triennial Conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music. Manchester, United Kingdom [PDF]

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