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Raspberry Pi meets Cognitive Neuroscience

When I started my masters degree, I didn’t entirely know what I was taking on. I chose to study cognitive neuroscience because I knew this was an area which presently receives a lot of funding for PhD research, and also because it seemed like a robust, scientific approach to psychology. 720 more words

Research Methods

Where in the Brain Does Deception Lie?

By: Dan Hass, 2nd year PhD candidate in the Neuroscience Graduate Program

When my 8-year old niece asks me what Santa Claus’s favorite reindeer is, I do not tell her that Santa does not actually exist. 1,226 more words


Journal of Consumer Behavior: Your brain loves rotating products

One of the most challenging aspects of using Science!™ to make user experience decisions for digital products, particularly in the e-commerce realm, is the dearth of research directly connecting the two. 396 more words

User Experience

Controlling Pain in Our Minds

This blog post is based on an article in the New Scientist (17 Jan 2015, p.10) by Jessica Hamzelou titled “Pain Really Can Be All in Your Mind.”  She reported research  by Tor Wager at the University of Colorado Boulder that was published in the Public Library of Science (PLoS Biology, dpi.org/x55).    383 more words

Human Memory: Theory And Data

The invisibility illusion study

Virtual Body Swap Experiment Maps Out-of-Body Illusion in the Brain

With the help of modern brain scanning technology, scientists have begun methodically mapping the brain by asking people to perform tasks or inducing experiences in a scanning machine and recording brain activity to see which regions are active. 64 more words

Virtual Reality

On way to Montreal to give guest lecture at Concordia

Looking forward to my first guest lecture in CATS609/1 for a Dance Movement Therapy class on our dance research.

will update more while on the train…


[WEB SITE] Vaughan Bell: the trouble with brain scans

Neuroscientists have long been banging their heads on their desks over exaggerated reports of brain scanning studies. Media stories illustrated with coloured scans, supposedly showing how the brain works, are now a standard part of the science pages and some people find them so convincing that they are touted as ways of designing education for our children, evaluating the effectiveness of marketing campaigns and testing potential recruits. 337 more words