The Evolved Person Perception & Cognition Lab


In no particular order....

(please note that you will probably need to seek permission to use these resources)


A comprehensive stats blog by Professor Thom Baguley (Nottingham Trent University: LAB MEMBER.) with links (covers R, SAS, Data Visualization, Data Mining, Bayesian, and Machine Learning. Also has featured blogs):

A very useful blog about topical issues and it’s jam packed with useful (quite often free) software, how to build your own hardware, links and goodness knows what else. It’s run by Dr Matt Wall (a neuroscientist from UCL) and is well worth a look

The cognitive atlas is a ‘collaborative knowledge building project that aims to develop a knowledge base (or ontology) that characterizes the state of current thought in cognitive science’ according to the web blurb. It is run by Professor Russell Poldrack, at the University of Texas at Austin, in collaboration with people at UCLA Center for Computational Biology.


Stats related 

  • From Rstudio - Rmarkdown for fully reproducible documents. Rmarkdown allows you to integrate your raw data, your analysis scripts, , the results of your analyses, and a narrative text, all together in one file.


  • StatCheck : Wanna check for errors in your reported statistics? A free online tool for just that job.


Free to use databases (scales measurements etc):

MIDSS  - Measurement instrument data base. This has been provided by the Whitaker Institute for Innovation and Societal Change at the National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland

It requires a sign up but it’s free.


International Personality Item Pool (IPIP):  this is described as, a scientific collaboratory for the Development of Advanced Measures of Personality and Other Individual Differences

The IPIP is intended to provde users with fast and easy access to a range of personality and individual differences scales/measuresand are they are all in the public domain. this is a collaborative endevour by people from all round the world (or that's the idea). the site also contains (or it should) researcher's raw data (for reanalysis) and was intended to act as a place where for sharing and discussing ideas in Psychometrics and research findings


The Southampton-York Natural Scenes (SYNS) data set , is held at Southampton University and contains 100 rural and urban location images along with 3D data measures. You need to register.

if you use the set or any part of it please make sure you Cite:

  • Adams, W. J., Elder, J. H., Graf, E. W., Leyland, J., Lugtigheid, A. J., & Muryy, A. (2016). The southampton-york natural scenes (syns) dataset: Statistics of surface attitude. Scientific reports6, 35805.

Data handling

Combining Experimental Data

Putting all your data in one file can help simplify and automate your analysis but many experimental programs generate a different file for each participant. The steps below describe how to combine “.CSV” files, which are commonly used in research, especially with OpenSesame.

Some free-to-use images or including a citation of the image for PowerPoint presentations and other documentation 

  1. (probably the best out of the three)