Wootton Bassett Comprehensive, from 1987 to 1994
Magdalen College, Oxford University. I studied philosophy and psychology. Then did a PhD at Cornell University in New York.
Stanford University and the University of Santa Cruz, California
University College London
Sitting round with friends talking about ideas, and then figuring out how to prove someone wrong by making up an experiment.
Me and my work
I study social cognition – in this case, how people talk, think and lie – by using lots of gadgets to track movements of their eyes and body.Read more
You can read more about my work at my lab webpage: http://www.eyethink.org
My Typical Day
i wake up, answer questions from the array of small children standing over me (‘who was the first person to be born?’ ‘Why don’t lizards have cars?’) then go to work, potter around on the internet reading about research, try and write a paper, lecture to undergraduates, try and fix a broken gadget in the lab and fail, come home and answer more questions.
What I'd do with the money
I would take the money and use it to fund an experiment to find the answer to the best question that I couldn’t answer
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
nerdy. lazy. lucky.
Who is your favourite singer or band?
What is the most fun thing you've done?
Water fights with my brother. He had a water pistol. I had a hose. I was 5.
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
more money, more time and fewer allergies
What did you want to be after you left school?
Were you ever in trouble at school?
What's the best thing you've done as a scientist?
made people believe that I had powers of telepathy
Tell us a joke.
is there more then 9 planets in are solar system
How many children do you have?
Did you get good grades at school in science?
why should I vote for you?
Do you beleive in God or science and why?
What happens ifa science experiment goes wrong?
what is your favourite type of experiment to do?
What have you discovered in your research?
What is the most dangerous thing you have done to benefit your research ?
how old is planet earth
View all my answered questions
- Can the students win anything?
- Chat seems to be blocked, what can I do?
- Have you got a video that explains this more easily?
- How can I learn more about these topics?
- How can I stop people from bothering me when I'm trying to take part in I'm a Scientist?