optimal allocation of students to modules

The problem One of my tasks as head of our final undergraduate year on our Psychology MA/BSc programme is to allocate students to elective modules. We have in the order of 80-100 undergraduates in our final year, and ignoring their undergraduate dissertation, most of them must take 3 modules. There are exceptions however for joint […]

Workshop report: What is Attention?

On April 21st – 22nd 2017, we held a workshop at Carnegie Mellon University, called What is Attention? The core organising group was Wayne Wu (Carnegie Mellon University), Britt Anderson (University of Waterloo), Rich Krauzlis (National Eye Institute), and myself Ben Vincent (University of Dundee). We had an esteemed set of attendees (see below) who […]

Public talk at Dundee Skeptics in The Pub

Earlier this week I had a nice opportunity to talk about epistemology and inference to the Dundee Skeptics in The Pub. The talk seems to have been well received and a lively discussion followed. I took the chance to correct the misunderstanding that Sherlock Holmes is a master of deductive inference, using this amusing video.

PhD studentships available

The School of Psychology are taking applications for PhD studentships, starting in September 2014. For more information check here, and get in touch about ideas for projects you may have. The application deadline is 21st March 2014.