Hosting Malaysia's largest psychology conference

19 Oct 2011 13:15:32.217

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Eminent psychologists from across the world will showcase their work when The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus hosts Malaysia’s largest ever psychology conference this weekend — Saturday October 22 2011.

The key note address at The Malaysian Psychology Conference will be delivered by Kazuo Mori, Professor of Educational Psychology at the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology in Japan.

Professor Mori devised The MORI (Manipulation of Rivalrous Images by polarising filters) Technique. This breakthrough in psychological research presentation enables experimenters to project two different video films on the same screen to be viewed separately by two groups of viewers without them noticing the differences. Professor Mori, who has already used the technique on eye witness testimonies of simulated criminal events, will demonstrate his research and discuss future applications for the technique.

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Dr Ian Stephen, in the School of Psychology, said: “Over 500 researchers, lecturers, students and practitioners from across the world are attending the conference entitled ‘Bringing Psychology Together.”

Peter Mitchell, Professor of Psychology, said: “Everybody wants to know how people’s minds work and with the advent of brain imaging technologies we can now see inside the head, so to speak, and look at the working brain. The purpose of this conference is to bring together students and staff working across a diverse range of disciplines and unite people from Malaysia and overseas in our quest to understand the human mind.”

The conference will feature more than 50 research talks by experts in all fields of psychology from clinical and counselling psychology to cognitive neuroscience and evolutionary, social and perceptual psychology.

The one day conference is being held at The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, Semenyih, Malaysia.

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