Simon Farrell

I am a Professor in the School of Psychological Science at the University of Western Australia. My research examines human memory over the short and longer term, how we prioritise memories, and how memory is sampled to make choices.

Recent Posts

New ipad = lush paper reviews

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One nice feature of the new iPad (iPad 3.0, whatever) is that it has voice dictation built in. This isn’t Siri, but simply a mechanism for talking loudly and...

Switching between Scrivener and Bibdesk

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For the past 8 years or so, I’ve used LaTeX almost exclusively to write my (academic) papers. Once it is up and running it takes care of the nitty gritty of ...

Major minor annoyances

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Some people have issues with the fancy new appearance of the Google products that’s been rolled out over past 6 months or so. I don’t actually, but in the pr...


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Just found a neat tool for OS X called GeekTool. It installs an item in the preferences pane that allows you to show all kinds of geeky stuff (CPU load, memo...