πŸ‘‹ Introductions

Hi I’m Naomi and I am a Psychology PhD student from the University of Aberdeen.

Humans are widely found to be biased to information about themselves and this is evidenced by the Cocktail Party Effect (you’ll hear your name in a conversation on the other side of the room, but not the rest of the conversation). These biases also occur when the information is rewarding or positive (e.g., a smile). My research is focused on these implicit cognitive biases. I am exploring the underlying mechanisms and why they are altered in mood disorders.

I have submitted a proposal to research grant competition which will explore how implicit cognitive biases change with mood and hence how they could be used in mental health diagnoses or interventions. I hope you will have a look at my proposal and I am very happy to answer any questions! Tracking mood: can simple implicit cognitive biases give away what you are feeling?

I have used Prolific for multiple studies now and have found the access to fast quality data incredibly helpful to allow quick results in my PhD. It’s been great reading other proposals and seeing what other research is being conducted and run on Prolific!

Thanks,
Naomi

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hey @Naomi_Lee, welcome to the community :tada:

Thanks for a fantastic intro.

Your proposal looks fascinating! Good luck with the comp :slight_smile:

Thank you!

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Hi everyone I’m Thabang and I’m a law student at North West University. My researches will be mainly based on the law, governance, politics and civic education.

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Hiii everyone,

I’m Jennie, co-founder of the Aphantasia Network and Imagination Spectrum, a platform that measures cognitive differences starting with the vividness of your imagination.

My educational background is in Business, Design and Strategic Foresight. When I first learned that ~3% of the population can’t form mental images of thoughts, memories or images of their future, my mind was blown. I’ve been on a quest to explore the stupendously vast universe that makes up our internal worlds ever since. Submitted a proposal for the research grant competition here. Welcome any of your thoughts, feedback or votes :blush:.

When I’m not designing, building or nose-deep in imagination science papers, I can be found tending to my garden, playing frisbee or enjoying a good book!

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Hey @Jennifer_McDougall, welcome to the community :tada:

Nice to meet a fellow frisbee player! Have your ever played competitively?

And your proposal looks fascinating! Good luck with the comp :slight_smile:

Thank you for the warm welcome @Josh!

I did play competitively in Uni., but since mostly rec leagues/for fun. Funny story, I accidentally signed up a group of my friends who never played before to an advanced league (that was advertised as rec). We showed up on Day 1, and the opposing team had 40 players to our 7! Needless to say, we didn’t stand a chance.

Appreciate the feedback on our proposal! We’re trying our best to rally enough votes! :blush: :crossed_fingers:

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Aha I feel you there! I accidentally got roped into an away game after 1 practice session with my uni ultimate team. It did not go well :sob:

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Hello , I’m feeling my way around here. my name is Lisa and I live in the United States, and I love Prolific you guys are awesome. I love learning new things and I love being able to take part in research

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Awsome welcome aboard, Prolific is really great place. :grinning:

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Hello Caire

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