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The Perception Zone student winner is…

Cathryn, congratulations!

During every event we ask the psychologists and moderators to nominate their top student — one who’s made the most of the event, shown enthusiasm and asked some really great questions.

Cathryn from The Deanery was nominated by the psychologists for their “brilliant questions and commanding the sole attention of three scientists at the same time.” They came across as keen and polite and interested.

As the student winner, Cathryn will receive a certificate and a gift voucher.

Well done to Cathryn, and to everyone who took part. There were so many interesting questions, and comments, but there could only be one winner in each zone. Continue reading

Posted on March 26, 2019 by modamy in News | Leave a comment

Thank you from your winner – Vassilis


I would like to say a HUGE thank you to all the students and teachers! It was a great experience and I had such a good time chatting to the students, teachers and to other scientists! There are no words to describe how stimulating this experience was. I’ve learned so many different things during the past two weeks and fort this reason I would like to thank the I’m a Scientist team who managed to keep us updated and engaged throughout the event.

I genuinely feel very confident about the future of Psychology after chatting with all these students. Their curiosity to learn more about human behaviour, experimental research and the differences between our research areas was evident. During the chats, the questions that we were asked had a range from human rights (transgenderism) to body perception (pain) to favourite food (we had common favourite food! Who doesn’t love pizza?)! I now know that we have potential Psychologists interested in all the different fields in Psychology. Without a doubt, it was very exciting seeing young people being that engaged in the chats and being eager to learn more about science, about us and our jobs.

Furthermore, I engaged in different discussions about psychology; neuroscience; artificial intelligence and other topics during the chats, which led to more questions in the ASK section and that made the participation even better. There were questions that really challenged me as a scientist and reminded me why I love this job. For example, complex questions such as What is your opinion on Artificial Intelligence? Do you think it will be useful, or do you think it may hinder us in the future? or Do you think that A.I. will be influential in behavioural psychology? really set the tone for having an in-depth debate around Philosophy and Psychology. But we also got questions that were simpler and I never thought about them, such as Why people who suffer from migraines have brain waves which appear like someone with epilepsy? As scientists sometimes we forget about the myriad of questions that haven’t been answered, and it was great to have students remind us about them. Continue reading

Posted on March 21, 2019 by modamy in News | Leave a comment

The winner is…

Vassilis Sideropoulos Congratulations! The students chose Vassilis as the Perception Zone winner! It’s been a fantastic two weeks and we want to say a huge THANK YOU to all psychologists who took part.

Posted on March 15, 2019 by ModShane in News | 1 Comment

Join the second evening live chat tonight, 7–8pm

Log in between 7 and 8pm for another chance to talk to the psychologists in the Perception Zone!

Continue asking your brilliant questions in this special after-school live chat. Just log in and head to the CHAT page from 7pm!

Why not introduce your friends and family to the psychologists you’ve been talking with in school? You can even ask them to pose their own question about psychology, the brain, perception and more… Continue reading

Posted on March 13, 2019 by modamy in News | Leave a comment

Join tonight’s live chat with psychologists, 7–8pm

Log in between 7 and 8pm for another chance to talk to the psychologists in the Perception Zone!

Continue asking your brilliant questions in this special after-school live chat. Just log in and head to the CHAT page from 7pm!

Why not introduce your friends and family to the psychologists you’ve been talking with in school? You can even ask them to pose their own question about psychology, the brain, perception and more… Continue reading

Posted on March 7, 2019 by modamy in News | Leave a comment

Who’s taking part in the Perception Zone

I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here! is back this March. Between the 4th and the 15th, sixth form students at ten schools will be putting their questions to six psychologists in the Perception Zone.

For the latest news and announcements about the event, find us on Twitter @imascientist, and follow the hashtag, #IASUK.

The Perception Zone is a psychology zone for sixth form students supported by the British Psychological Society. Continue reading

Posted on February 20, 2019 by moderrol in News | Leave a comment