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Interview with Business FM

On Thursday February 2, Dr Steve J. was interviewed by Business FM. In the interview, he talked about autobiographical memory, which is people’s recollection of events that they have personally experienced. Autobiographical memory includes any personal event; from everyday events, such as what you had for breakfast, to highly significant events, such as when you …

Last Minute Tips… (Exams!)

The end of the academic year is just around the corner, and soon the senior students will be getting ready for their graduation, while the others prepare for their internships or holidays or a combination. This only means that it’s that time of the year (EXAMS!) where the night owls in us are awakened, and …

Does Listening to Music Help Improve Our Productivity?

When I first found myself working in an office shared with about 25 other people, I was a little overwhelmed from my colleagues busily typing away on their keyboards and laptops. So, to cope with that, I started plugging in my headphones with the playlists of the day on loop. The music did help with …

How Your Job Affects Your Memory?

One of our assistant professors, Dr Jessica Price along with her PhD student, Wei Lin Poh were interviewed by DJ, Lee Chwi Lynn, one of the hosts of ‘The Bigger Picture’ programme on BFM radio on Monday, 14th April 2014. Dr Price specializes in written language comprehension in healthy ageing. She is also interested in …

Life of an Intern – Memory & EEG

When I initially read the e-mail announcing various internship opportunities available over the summer break, my mind immediately got into action. I was extremely determined to secure a position as a summer intern and thus started going over the research interests of our faculty members. While doing so, a clear, easy decision was made. And …

Of Memory, Dance and How Visualization Helps

Dance, although it appears easy and seamless as a dancer glides or bounces across the stage so effortlessly, it is physically and cognitively demanding. Regardless of the type of dance, may it be ballroom or breakdance, jazz or ballet…all these movements require different levels of such demands. What goes into creating movements in a routine …

Recapping the Year 2013

It’s hard to believe that another year is almost over. It has been quite a year here at the School of Psychology, UNMC! Here’s a quick recap of the year: 1.       Grant Success The School received two grants from the Fundamental Research Grants Scheme (FRGS). Dr Kirsten McKenzie has received RM63,000 to examine the ‘Sensory …

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) – Foraging for Thought

Continuing with the series of posts on the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition, here is Poh Wei Lin’s talk titled “Foraging for Thought.” Whenever I tell people that I study psychology, the usual response I get is “Can you read my mind?” Just to be clear, I can’t, even if I stared deeply into your …

A Year 1 Student Experience

‘Psychology is interesting’ is what I consolidated from my experience as a first year undergraduate student in UNMC. To say that studying mind and behavior which entails understanding about thinking, memory, emotions, personality, and many more (love, sleep, and sex) is otherwise would be barking mad. Unlike many people who would not admit in the …

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 …