Author Archive for lwise

I am a cognitive scientist, psychologist, and online learning specialist with an interest in taekwon-do, web stuff, cycling, indoor soccer and sundry other things. My staff profile at Swinburne is at My lab website is at I have bursts of web activity, and then large lapses. And so it's been since Al Gore invented the internet.

Memory and schema

For lab members interested in memory and schema, Bartlett (1932) is original memory book that everyone cites – so probably a good plan that we read it too 🙂 Link to the works of Bartlett Link to an online version of…

Neuroscience Fiction – The New Yorker

The first and foremost reason why we shouldn’t simply disown neuroscience altogether is an obvious one: if we want to understand our minds, from which all of human nature springs, we must come to grips with the brain’s biology. The…

The man who studies the spread of ignorance

How do people or companies with vested interests spread ignorance and obfuscate knowledge? Georgina Kenyon finds there is a term which defines this phenomenon. Source: The man who studies the spread of ignorance (via Stephen Downes) Apparently there is whole area…

Social Network Analysis of Game of Thrones

The article linked below is a good example of social network analysis in an accessible way for anyone who watches Game of Thrones (not so much if you don’t! but still might be good for students