CoGDeV lab

Members of the CoGDeV lab share their research findings, research experiences, news and events summaries.

Priya wins I’m a Scientist UK, Childhood Zone!

I’m a Scientist is an online activity where school students connect with real scientists about real science. … They ASK the scientists anything they want, and VOTE for their favourite scientist to win a prize of £500 to communicate their work with the public. Congratulations to our lab member, Priya Silverstein, for being voted the winner of the I’m a Scientist UK, Childhood Zone.  Priya […]


An Undergraduate’s Experience of ReproducibiliTea

The Surrey Reproducibility Society is made up of students and staff who meet once a fortnight to explore issues relating to open research and engage in presentations and training sessions aimed at helping all members of the University implement best practice research methods. ReproducibiliTea journal club sessions take place at least once a month and help […]


Is pre-registration for you?

If your research involves collecting data, somewhere along the process you might engage in statistical analysis of your data. My question to you is, when do you decide what analyses you are going to run on your data? Is it once you’ve got your spreadsheet of data in front of you? Is it before you’ve […]


LEGO® construction, Spatial thinking and Maths achievement

Introducing the BLOCS project LEGO® is a popular and accessible toy which features in many homes and classrooms, and thus the use of Lego in research is met with enthusiasm for both practical and motivational reasons. Research has consistently shown a relationship between children’s block construction skills (using Lego or similar toys) and their maths abilities. […]


Me Human: The Big Discussion

Katie Gilligan from the CoGDeV lab attended Me, Human: The Big Discussion at the Science Museum on September 19th. Her blog below outlines some of the highlights of the event.  Overview of the eventThe Me, Human event has been running in the Science Museum for the past two months. This event which is open to members of the public, […]


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