May 1, 2017

It was a huge privilege and pleasure to speak at the main TED conference this year, in Vancouver, Canada. My talk generated some enthusiastic initial responses, for example on the TED Blog and in Wired. The video is available here, it has clocked up more than four mill...

January 18, 2017

I'm honoured to have been appointed as the 2017 President of the British Science Association (Psychology Section), taking over from Prof. Sophie Scott (UCL). The Psychology Section is one of 16 Sections that make up the BSA.

From the BSA webpage: "The British Science As...

October 10, 2015


Earlier this week I was lucky enough to take part in recording an episode of The Infinite Monkey Cage - a brilliant mix of radio science and comedy, and one of my favourite shows. The topic was AI and the other guests (besides hosts Brian Cox and Robin Ince) were Al...

July 3, 2015

I'm excited to participate in a 30-day 'happening' called Station to Station, taking place at London's Barbican Centre.  I'll be there on Sat 4th July, in experimental conversation with choreographer Charlie Morrissey - from 2pm-3pm.

Conceived by American artist Doug Ai...

June 9, 2015

I'm delighted to be returning to The Courtauld Institute this evening, to give a second talk in the seminar series Art and Vision Science, organized jointly between the Sackler Centre and the Courtauld.  My talk today continues theme of showing how both science and art...

May 11, 2015

I'm really excited to be involved in two separate events at this year's Hay Festival.  On Sunday May 24th (5:30pm) I'll be in conversation with Clive Gifford and Martin Chilton about our Royal-Society-Prize-Winning book EyeBenders


There should be lots of illusions an...

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