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Testing new VR equipment

While testing some of our new VR equipment we gave Julian, one of our research assistants, quite a scare! Here we are using a very simple VR headset with a smartphone to show Julian a VR ghost story.  Click on the link below to view his reaction: VR testing

Recruiting Volunteer Research Assistants

The Brain, Attention and Reality Lab is looking for enthusiastic and motivated students to volunteer with us!  General expectations for volunteer Research Assistants include recruiting and scheduling research participants, literature reviews, coding, data entry and other admin tasks in the lab. If you are interested in volunteering as a research assistant, please email a resume, a […]

2 Postdoctoral Positions

Postdoctoral Position: Social Attention in Real and Virtual Environments  Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the research lab of Alan Kingstone – Brain, Attention and Reality lab – at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada. The BarLab is looking for an independent, team-oriented, individual to spearhead a program of research investigating human […]

Congratulations Grayden!

We are thrilled for Grayden Solman who leaves today, with Sabrina Diemert (and their two cats), to take up an Assistant Professor research faculty position at the University of Hawaii.  We’re going to miss you Grayden!  (Until of course we all come to visit.)

Are you talking to me? New research shows attention shapes social behaviours

New research from our very own Kaitlin Laidlaw, with co-authors Austin Rothwell and Alan Kingstone, is the first to show that covert attention, such as paying attention out of the corner of your eye, is critical to guiding appropriate looking behaviour when we’re around other people. The paper “Camouflaged attention: Covert attention is critical to social […]

Kaitlin Laidlaw is back in the lab!

Alas, only for this last week of May.  Come watch walk across the stage on Friday!  If you can’t be there in person, you can watch it here: Watch Live or On Demand

Welcome to Julien Lambert-Song

Julien, who will be graduating next year from Laval University, joins our lab this summer having secured a prestigious NSERC USRA.

Walter is back in town!

Walter Bischof is back in the lab for a sustained visit for the months of May and June. As always, he can be found almost at any time of the day working in the lab….

Congratulations Jill!

PhD student Jill Dosso successfully defended her comprehensive examinations and proposal this week! She is our newest PhD candidate, so very well deserved! Congratulations Jill 🙂

Congratulations Kaitlin!

We are very happy to announce that Dr. Kaitlin Laidlaw was selected as the 2015 winner of the Belkin Prize for Best Doctoral Dissertation. Congratulations on your excellent work!