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Motivated researchers plumbing the depths of cognition and emotion
Motivated researchers plumbing the depths of cognition and emotion

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Some nice publicity about work in our lab, as well as in the labs of UNSW colleagues +Lisa Williams, Bronwyn Graham, +Joel Pearson, Tom Whitford, and Angela Nickerson!

+Steve Most, Lab Director
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Lab "shabu-shabu" at honours student Sandy's place
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"Many people use PowerPoint as a substitute for speaker notes – filling each slide with text, which they then proceed to read aloud to the audience. The practice of using slides to guide the speaker rather than to aid the learner is not only tedious and redundant, but also has been shown to diminish audience engagement and learning."

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For any procrastinators out there who are struggling to get motivated...

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New open access paper from our lab, published in PLOS ONE: "The Rapid Perceptual Impact of Emotional Distractors", by lead author +Briana Kennedy.

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A step-by-step guide to publishing bad science.

+Jenna Zhao, PhD student
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New paper with UNSW colleagues +Mike Le Pelley and +Chris Donkin (lead author Daniel Pearson). Stimuli that predict high reward capture attention even when paying attention to them hurts your chances of getting the reward... and even when people are told this explicitly.

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Most people think that "seeing" is something that the eyes do, but much of our visual experience depends on what our minds do with the raw information provided by the eyes. Visual illusions have the power to demonstrate this to an often jaw-dropping degree. This article provide a nice primer.

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A great talk -- "Advice to Young Scientists" -- by the legendary E. O. Wilson.

"In science and all its applications, what is crucial is not that technical ability, but it is imagination in all of its applications."

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E.O. Wilson’s Advice to Young Scientists. “What is crucial is not that technical ability, but it is imagination in all of its applications.” http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2012/07/04/e-o-wilson-advice-to-young-scientists/ 
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Probably the most hardcore neuroanatomy lecture you'll see (and in under 2 minutes), by MIT cognitive neuroscientist Nancy Kanwisher. Check out her other videos at http://nancysbraintalks.mit.edu/

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