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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).

Welcoming three new PhD students today!


Welcoming three new PhD students today!

Three new PhD students started today! Welcome Yashoda Gopi, Liling Jin, and Ruochong Zhang–all co-supervised with Prof. Ed Wilding.


Interview on ecrLife

Dr. Madan was interviewed for ecrLife.

What do you think about the current publication trend?

What do you think of preprint servers? Do you think they are useful?

Do you think science is communicated well to non-scientists? What are some ways to improve science communication?

As we know, there are more PhD’s graduating every year as compared to available tenure track positions. Do you think there is way to improve this?

What are alternative career options for young scientists apart from applying for tenure track positions?


Understanding How We Remember

Dr Christopher Madan was the September 2018 Teaching Innovation & Learning Enhancement (TILE) network speaker on the topic of “Understanding How We Remember”. A student’s reflections on the talk.


Many Analysts, One Data Set: Making Transparent How Variations in Analytic Choices Affect Results

Large collaborative project to examine the influence of data analysis decisions on experimental results, now published in Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science. Also see coverage in FiveThirtyEight, “Science Isn’t Broken”, and APS Observer, “How Researchers Can Find Different Results Using the Same Data”.


Personal values influencing career path in academic medicine: Perspectives of selected Canadian trainees

“To pursue research, education, and health policy in one’s career, broadly defined as academic medicine, is one of the most important decisions of a trainee doctor’s career. Despite this, there is scant literature on which factors influence trainees’ choices towards clinical work or academic research.”