Welcome

In the Motivated Attention & Perception Lab, directed by
Dr. Steve Most, our research probes relationships between motivation, emotion, and attentional control, as well as how each of these factors influences basic cognitive processes such as perception and memory. We investigate how goal-related priorities and emotional responses to the environment help to determine what we see and remember, as well as the consequences of such interactions for psychological and physical health.

If you are a student interested in working in our lab, please contact us about possible openings. Students and research staff from our lab have gone on to graduate school, postdoctoral positions, internships, and research positions at institutions such as Duke, Harvard, Northwestern, Johns Hopkins, and Vanderbilt Universities, among others.

To learn more about what we do and about the people in our lab, please take some time to explore this website.
School of Psychology, The University of New South Wales, Sydney NSW 2052, Australia
+61 (02) 9385 3827 (office), +61 (02) 9385 3641 (fax), s.most @ unsw.edu.au

Recent News

September 2013
New lab Google+ page!
Check this out: We're excited to have set up a lab Google+ page to learn from and engage with others in the G+ community, with whom we hope to share our passions for psychology, science, academia, and the mysteries of cognition and emotion. Find us at "MAPlab @ UNSW" on the Google+ platform and join our discussion!


January 2013
Congratulations, Dr. Wang!
Lingling becomes the MAPlab's first minted Ph.D. for her dissertation on spatially localized patterns of emotion's impact on perception. We wish her the best as she heads off into the sunset, which in this case is a prestigious postdoc position at Duke University with Drs. Greg Appelbaum and Steve Mitroff


January 2013
Editorship at Emotion
Steve begins an appointment as Associate Editor at the APA journal Emotion


November 2012
Briana Kennedy wins best presentation award
Briana's presentation on her work applying ERP to emotion-induced blindness wins best-in-show from among ~60 high-caliber presentations at the Sydney Postgraduate Psychology Conference



July 2012
ARC Future Fellowship
Steve is honored to receive a prestigious fellowship from the Australian Research Council to continue his research on emotion-induced blindness


July 2012
G'Day Sydney!
In a very exciting development, MAPlab relocates to the University of New South Wales in beautiful Sydney, Australia!

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