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Glasgow Science Festival: Plant Positive in the Botanics

The Healthy Cognition Lab will be participating in the Glasgow Science Festival in the Botanic Gardens, Glasgow. You’ll find us on September 8, 9, and 10 from 11-14 hours for a lunch-time event. Join us for a myth-busting conversation about … Continue reading

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3 fully-funded PhD positions available

We have three PhD positions available in the Social AI Doctoral Training Program , for an October 2021 start: Social and Behavioural Markers of Hydration States (with Prof. Matthew Chalmers, Computer Science, University of Glasgow) Situating Mobile Interventions for Healthy … Continue reading

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Varela award for Betül

Congratulations to Betül Tatar, who has received a Varela Award from the Mind & Life Institute. Betül and Esther will study daily life experiences of applying mindfulness to food cravings, through a longitudinal qualitative approach. We will be hiring a … Continue reading

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We’re hiring!

We’re hiring a postdoctoral researcher to join our team, working on the ESRC-funded project “Using consumption and reward simulations to increase desire for plant-based foods”. Do you hold a PhD in cognitive, social, or health psychology? Are you into food, … Continue reading

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Paper and grant on plant-based foods

Our new paper on increasing the appeal of plant-based foods has been accepted for publication in Appetite! Great work by our former Postdoc Niklas Johannes, and undergraduate interns Teya Daneva, Gintare Semyte, and Lina-Lotta Kauhanen. We also received a 546k … Continue reading

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Pre-print on feature listing method to study food and drink representations

New pre-print on a feature listing method to study how people think about food and drink objects.  We are also creating a Shiny App to support the coding of feature listing data – watch this space! Papies, E. K., Tatar, … Continue reading

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New pre-print: brief review paper on grounded cognitive processes in desire

The pre-print is available here.    

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Chapter Sydney Symposium of Social Psychology available

It was a great pleasure to join an impressive line-up of participants and speakers at the 21st Sydney Symposium of Social Psychology in Visegrad, Hungary, in July!  A wonderful, diverse group of very passionate researchers, all strongly committed to using … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Teya Daneva and Gintare Semyte

Congratulations to Teya and Gintare, who have each received an Undergraduate Vacation Scholarship from the Carnegie Trust, in collaboration with the Barsalou Lab.  Both will join us for 6 weeks in June and July 2019, to study food labels and … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Tess Davis and Amy Rodger

Congratulations to Tess Davis (Psychology, University of Edinburgh) and Amy Rodger (University of Glasgow) who have been awarded an SGSSS Scholarship to join our lab for their fully funded PhD studies! Tess will complete a 3-year PhD program to study … Continue reading

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