Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 15:00 to 16:00
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I will describe two series of experiments that used a mouse tracking paradigm to study the time course of knowledge activation during scientific reasoning.
Taken together, these experiments reveal the time course of scientific knowledge retrieval and suggest a need for greater precision in claims about the mental representation of scientific knowledge.
Aidan Feeney completed a PhD in the Centre for Thinking and Language at the University of Plymouth and subsequently moved to Durham University. He is currently works in the School of Psychology at Queen’s University Belfast. He has broad research interests primarily in the psychology of thinking and emotions related to thinking.