Hi, I’m Hayward. I started this blog to keep on top of various things that I’ve been up to, and, well, because I like writing.  I also like doing research – in fact, that’s my job. My research involves studying Visual Cognition, and in particular visual search (how we look for and find things in the world around us). Quite a bit of what I do has leanings towards applied research, looking at how airport screeners detect bombs in passenger’s baggage and other related issues.

Much of what I get involved in also deals with programming and funky equipment. I blog about various aspects of it. Oh, and statistics too.

I’m also on the Twitters, have a YouTube channel which mostly contains video guides for SPSS that I made for some lectures, and there is more exciting detail about what I get up to over at my website.