In the Expertise & Evidence Lab, we’re interested in the nature of expertise. How experience and training changes the way we see and interact with the world. The way we perceive and recognise scenes or faces, which changes with experience. How do we learn to categorise objects? To put some things in one pile and others into another pile, or distinguish between things that match and those that don’t? How does expertise develop? What sets an expert apart from a novice? We’re trying to understand how simple organisms respond to complex visual materials and what this means for human judgements and decisions. We’re working with forensic experts to see how they decide whether a particular piece of evidence matches a suspect. We’re trying to find the best way to train someone to interpret evidence more effectively and efficiently and the best way to present this evidence when testifying in court. We have a lot of other very interesting things going on - so stay tuned!

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