Lab Updates


Boon, bias or bane? The potential influence of reviewer recommendations on editorial decision-making

“No formal investigations have been conducted into the efficacy or potential influence of reviewer recommendations on editorial decisions, and the impact of this on the expectations and behaviour of authors, reviewers and journal editors. This article addresses key questions about this critical aspect of the peer review submission process. We suggest several future steps which could be taken towards improving the review process and make it more transparent, better understood, and fairer for all parties.”


CNS 2019 Trainee Professional Development Panel

Monday, March 25th, 5:45 - 7:15 pm, Hyatt Regency San Francisco Hotel

“Panelists this year are Dr. Laura Libby (Data Scientist at Uber), Dr. Maureen Ritchey (Boston College), Dr. Christopher Madan (University of Nottingham), Dr. Erika Nyhus (Bowdoin College), and Dr. David Ziegler (UCSF).”

Lab website launched


Lab website launched

Welcome to the new lab website! I hope you find the updates useful–and feel free to contact me to join or collaborate.


Comparative inspiration: From puzzles with pigeons to novel discoveries with humans in risky choice

Summarizes results of 15 experiments across 8 publications, with a total of over 1300 participants.

This paper is an overview of years of decision making studies done in collaboration with Marcia Spetch (University of Alberta) and Elliot Ludvig (University of Warwick).


Imagery, Expertise, and Action: A Window into Embodiment

Chapter led by Tadhg MacIntyre (University of Limerick) published in the Handbook of Embodied Cognition and Sport Psychology.


Alison Heard on RESEARCHER Radio about recent work

“This week’s guest on RESEARCHER Radio is Alison Heard from the University of Calgary. Join us to discover more about language processing. Just how well do we generate language and convey meaning? Just how far can a better understanding of sensorimotor effects take us? And what should you do when you first begin the PhD programme?”


Motor imagery, performance and motor rehabilitation

Chapter led by Tadhg MacIntyre (University of Limerick) published in Progress in Brain Research.


Jean-Claude Guédon Prize

A multi-disciplinary perspective on emergent and future innovations in peer review, led by Jonathan Tennant, recently won the inaugural Jean-Claude Guédon Prize, which was “created to reward the best article published in the last year on open access”.

CUBRIC Seminar


CUBRIC Seminar

Dr. Madan gave an invited talk at the Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC).