Author Archives: Andrew D Wilson

About Andrew D Wilson

I am a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Leeds Beckett University. My research is in perception, action and embodied cognition.

Does action scaling predict ‘the embodiment of culture’? (No.) by @PsychScientists

Andrew Wilson of @PsychScientists recently published a commentary on a paper in Frontiers that he had been a reviewer on. He blogged about it here. The paper is Soliman T, Gibson A and Glenberg AM (2013) Sensory motor mechanisms unify … Continue reading

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Connecting the conceptual dots in embodied cognition (by @PsychScientists)

Andrew Wilson of @PsychScientists posted this commentary on an embodied cognition paper he reviewed recently for Frontiers, detailing what he sees as a critical flaw in the paper; Dijkstra, K., Eerland, A., Zijlmans, J., & Post, L. (2012). How Body … Continue reading

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Help me make the HIBAR blog better

My name is Andrew Wilson. I am a senior lecturer in psychology at Leeds Metropolitan University in the UK. Some of you may know me from my blog and from Twitter (@PsychScientists). I created the HIBAR blog a while back … Continue reading

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A pre-publication peer-review of the ‘Feeling The Future’ meta-analysis (by @lakens)

Daryl Bem and colleagues have recently pre-published a meta-analysis of attempts to replicate their controversial ‘Feeling the Future’ precognition paper. The paper is available here and Daniel Lakens (@lakens) has written up a detailed review of the paper here.

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Do neurometabolite levels predict reading ability?

Via Dorothy Bishop (@deevybee), who has taken advantage of the new Pub Med Commons system to comment on the following paper: Pugh, K. R., Frost, S. J., Rothman, D. L., Hoeft, F., Del Tufo, S. N., Mason, G. F., . … Continue reading

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Time, Money, and Morality (and p-Hacking?)

Rolf Zwaan (@RolfZwaan) posts on his blog: “A paper that is in press in Psychological Science tests the hypothesis that priming someone with the concept of time makes them cheat less than someone who is not thusly primed….have four experiments, each with their key … Continue reading

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Are women turned off by sexy adverts for cheap products?

Matt Craddock (@Matt_Craddock) takes a long hard look at a recent Psych Science paper about sexual content in advertising, wrapped up in some good old fashioned evolutionary psychology on what women probably want from sex. Vohs, K. D., Sengupta, J, … Continue reading

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