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Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) – Spoken English Discrimination Training

Continuing from last week’s blog post on the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition, here is an entry from Christine Leong. The title of her talk was “Do You Hear This? Or Do You Hear That? : Spoken English Discrimination Training.” What? Did you just say pet a pet? Or did you just say pat a …

UNMC Moments

Day 1, University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC). Walking into this institute, one of the first things you’ll notice is the magnificent structure of the institute followed by postcard perfect scenery of the mountains as a backdrop. Capturing my attention already I walked into my first class with an aura of excitement, curiosity and itsy-bitsy nervousness. The …

My Three Years Here… (Part 3)

To study psychology is a dream comes true for me. Human behaviour have always been interesting; humans are one of the most complicating species in the world.This is because each and every one of us is unique in our own way. One of the biggest obstacles when choosing psychology as my undergrad degree was others’ …

My Three Years Here…

They say that time flies when you’re having fun, and in a blink of an eye, I have handed in my final year project and have taken my final exams. These 3 years have been nothing short of fun, amazing, crazy and of course stressful moments too. Some of the things that I will always …

Life of an Intern – Investigating Orangutan’s Eye Movements

The exam period of May 2012 proved to be a period of a lot of stress for me. Part of it came from all the reading and studying I had to do for the upcoming exams – something I think nobody in their right mind genuinely enjoys. Another part of the stress came from thinking …

Life of an Intern – Autism Centre

I worked in the Hua Ming Autism Centre located at Old Klang Road for a month during the summer break, after coming back from the United Kingdom. I would have loved to work longer, but the autism centre had an excess of interns working over the period of June to August. Even though the period …

Life of an Intern – Research in Neuroscience

I had the privilege of conducting my summer internship abroad at the UK campus with Dr Roger Newport. The 10 weeks spent on English soil was by far the most thrilling and enlightening adventure I have ever embarked on. The amazing landscape, the historical structures, the friendly people and the cold summer was an absolutely …

Life of an Intern – Research in Animal Behaviour (Part 2)

Summer break is a good time for undergraduate students as they can be enrolled into various programs, part-time jobs and internships. For me, I applied for an internship in Cerca Insights, a Contract Research Organization (CRO) which specialized in behavioral pharmacology. This company collaborates with customers from all around the world. Their vision is to …

Life of an Intern – Research in Animal Behaviour (Part 1)

Working in Cerca Insights, Penang gave me a brand new experience in the field of psychology. Before this, what was taught in class about animal behaviour and psychopharmacology could only be read in textbooks and articles, but here in Cerca Insights, I was exposed to the devices and methods used in these areas of research. …

Oh-So-Fun Prism Goggles Experiment

Ever wondered what it would be like to have your vision shifted horizontally – say by 30° to 40°?   Well if you have, you could have experienced this by participating in our experiment! Under the watchful eye of Dr. Kirsten McKenzie, a bunch of us – Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience students – conducted experiments …