Coronavirus update

Hi, I hope you’re well. As an essential healthcare service: in person sessions are available, as well as phone and video sessions. See full details below. I’ve also included below some more coronavirus / COVID-19 health and wellbeing related updates and resources. I’m here to support you through this and you can find the...

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#9 – The Science of Horror Movies

In this special episode of the bodymindself™ podcast: psychologist and cognitive scientist John Francis Leader (JFL), and the Media & Entertainment Lab of the Psychology Department at University College Dublin, collaborate with television presenter and film critic Gordon Hayden, to explore the science of horror movies. This event and episode was made possible thanks...

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#8 – Technology & Creativity with Professor Aljosa Smolic & JFL

In this eight episode of the bodymindself™ podcast psychologist and cognitive scientist John Francis Leader (JFL) meets Professor of Creative Technologies Aljosa Smolic to discuss the relationship between technology and creativity. Professor Aljosa Smolic is the Professor of Creative Technologies at Trinity College Dublin. Before joining Trinity, Prof. Smolic was with Disney Research Zurich...

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Q&A: What’s to be taken from Ready Player One?

Q: What’s to be taken from Ready Player One? A: Quite a bit: I speak about immersion, avatars, self-concept and the importance of equilibration here: Q&A: What’s to be taken from #ReadyPlayerOneMovie? I speak about immersion, avatars, self-concept and the importance of equilibration https://t.co/XuUUZcmOjN https://t.co/0oU0kJiIvU — John Francis Leader (@JFLdotCOM) April 3, 2018 [rdp-wiki-embed...

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#7 – The Psychology of Media & Entertainment with Dr Brendan Rooney & JFL

In this seventh episode of the bodymindself™ podcast psychologist and cognitive scientist John Francis Leader (JFL) meets psychologist Dr Brendan Rooney to discuss the psychology of media and entertainment. Dr Brendan Rooney’s research interests include how cognitive and emotional processes interact in the context of media, arts and entertainment. He has a strong interest in...

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#6 – Relational & Interdisciplinary Thinking with Abeba Birhane & JFL

 In this sixth episode of the bodymindself™ podcast psychologist and cognitive scientist John Francis Leader (JFL) meets cognitive science researcher Abeba Birhane (Twitter, Blog) to discuss the topics of relational & interdisciplinary thinking. The bodymindself™ podcast, newly launched in 2017, is an ongoing series of conversations between JFL and others on the topics of...

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#5 – Self & Volition with Professor J. Scott Jordan & JFL

In this fifth episode of the bodymindself™ podcast psychologist and cognitive scientist John Francis Leader (JFL) meets Professor J. Scott Jordan to discuss the topics of self and volition, or conscious will. J. Scott Jordan’s research focuses on volition and its relationship to consciousness. He received his PhD in cognitive psychology and the neurophysiological...

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#4 – Gaming & Virtual Reality with Nikki Lannen & JFL

In this fourth episode of the bodymindself™ podcast psychologist and cognitive scientist John Francis Leader (JFL) meets game developer and virtual reality specialist Nikki Lannen to discuss what’s happening in gaming and the implications of virtual reality. Nikki Lannen @nikkilannen is the founder and CEO of Warducks @War_Ducks warducks.com, a Dublin based Virtual Reality...

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