Friday, October 19, 2012

Rustling University - Interview Training

Dear Professor Turtle,

Thank you for the opportunity to participate in our online interview training. I can think of no other opportunity where I could have learned that the statement "everyone should be treated equally" was false. Apparently, by treating everyone equally, I would not provide audio format materials to a blind person. I had previously believed that equally and identically were not synonymous; now I know better.

Fortunately, I see that, as Dean of FANAS, you are making strenuous efforts to stamp out equality wherever it occurs, and I just wanted to say ... keep up the good work!

Your humble servant

Dr. David Pressed
Faculty of Non-aligned Subjects
Rustling University

Friday, October 12, 2012

Chocolate consumption and Nobel prize winning

I assume this article was written as a joke. It certainly made me laugh. Full article here

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Goodbye David Routh

I went to David Routh's funeral yesterday. His death was quite sudden - I saw him over the summer and he seemed (and I think was) fine at that time. David was a much-loved figure at both the Bristol and Exeter psychology departments and he'll be sorely missed. I never knew much about his published work - I knew him as a research seminar contributor par excellence - but his most cited work was Routh (1971), which argued that transfer from short-term acoustic store to a more persistent memory store was passive rather than active.