Matthew Thompson

I’m a cognitive scientist working on my PhD at The University of Queensland and have just finished a Fulbright Scholarship at UCLA and UCI. I research the nature of expertise and non-analytic cognition in fingerprint identification, toward improving the value of expert testimony to promote rightful convictions and prevent wrongful ones. I’m also interested in the Flashed Face Distortion Effect and, more generally, the distinction between categorization and identification in judgment and decision making.
I travel and take pictures for fun and am passionate about communicating science, especially to young people. You can read my latest news here, check out my research here, access my publications here, follow me on twitter, or peruse my Academic Curriculum Vitae.
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The Science of Everyday Thinking (edX)

Learn how to think better, argue better, and choose better. We will explore everyday thinking: why people believe weird things, how we form and change our opinions, why our expectations skew our judgments, and how we can make better decisions. We discuss and debate topics such as medical diagnosis, [...]
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