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IMG_3530 - copiaAfter spending more than ten years in the University of Deusto (Bilbao, Spain), first as a graduate student and then as a lecturer in history of psychology, I moved to University College London in September 2012. Since then, I work in an ESRC-funded project in collaboration with Tom Beesley and David Shanks that aims at unraveling the contribution of associative learning mechanisms to the guidance of attention in visual search. My interests also extend to other applications of learning and memory research, including a project on the origins of superstitions and biases in causal induction leaded by Helena Matute and her research team, Labpsico. If you are interested in my research, you can find copies of my papers in the Publications section of this website. You can also download my CV from this link. In addition to conducting experimental research, I think that it is our responsibility as scientists to make our findings available for the general population. Whenever I come across an interesting paper or a hot discussion in the field of experimental psychology, I try to write a brief post about it in my blog de mente, which you can find in the last tab of this website. I am afraid that you will only be able to enjoy it if you can speak the language of Cervantes, although I am sure that Google Translator will do a nice job. I also use the social networks to disseminate information about cognitive psychology and science, in general. You can follow me on @mavadillo.