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Psychonomic Seminar Series

Psychonomic Seminar Series
Friday, 17th March 2006

The School of Psychology proudly presents:
The Psychonomic Seminar Series 2006
“Kicking the trunk of the tree of knowledge until the possum of truth falls out”
This coming Friday 17th March at 3pm in room 306, Psychology, the amazing Mark Wetton will balance eels on his nose before going on to talk about:
An Investigation of the Cognitive Processes Underpinning Drivers’ Hazard Perception Skill
Drivers’ hazard perception skill is an important aspect of driving safety, and has been found to predict accident involvement. However the mechanisms responsible for differences in hazard perception skill remain relatively unclear. This project sets out to explore the nature of these mechanisms, focusing on issues such as the role of attention, memory, and response bias in hazard perception performance. The findings of this research will not only lead to more efficient driver training programs, but may also be more widely applied to anticipatory skill in other areas.
Mr Wetton’s molecules originally coalesced in Adelaide (a small town to the south). He managed to escape by tying threads made from the stringy bits in celery to the necks of no less than five hundred water rats. These rats towed him north until he was washed ashore in South East Queensland. Mark tells me, “I initially had problems communicating with the locals until I figured out that I needed to affix ‘ay’ to end of each of my sentences, ay.” He was captured by one of the feared University of Queensland pressgangs and ended up with an honours degree in psychology. He is now completing his PhD supervised by some
tyrannical ogre.

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