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How else might we run our crosswords experiment?

Here Rob discusses the two main kinds of experiments that can be configured. These are known, respectively, as within-participant experiments, and between-participants experiments Each has strengths and each has weaknesses. …

Thinking like a scientist

Ok, we have finally arrived at a place where we can put some of what we have learnt into practice and engage with a short experimental task. We can begin …

Measuring the mind

The mind as a black box? The challenge for cognitive psychologists is to try to work out what is going on inside the black box. However, not all psychologists are …

Welcome and introductory remarks

Welcome Over the coming weeks we will introduce you to various ways in which cognitive psychologists have studied the mind. A critical aspect of the course is to demonstrate how …

Introducing the platform

How this all works Each week has a theme that you will learn about through videos, articles and discussion. There will also be other optional tasks and exercises. In addition, …