August 20, 2018

While teachers and adults spend a good deal of time discouraging daydreaming, research argues it could be a good thing. Welcome news for space cadets like myself.

Daydreaming, or mind wandering, is characterised as thoughts that are disconnected from...

August 17, 2018

Our new blog series, Innovation Inspiration, highlights exciting new tech that brings together science and innovation.

IrisVision, a wearable low vision aid makes innovative use of virtual and augmented reality technology to restore sight to people wi...

April 26, 2018

The Science of Innovation Lab (SIL) @UNSW has some PhD positions available which include a tax-free scholarship 27k pa, we are looking for some new people to join us - we are a unique mix of research lab, agency, startup incubator and educator!...

March 13, 2018

The Science of Innovation Lab (SIL) @UNSW is looking for some new people to join our teams - we are a unique mix of research lab, agency, startup incubator and educator!  

About us:

SIL puts a unique, antidisciplinary spin on traditional...

August 7, 2017

The UNSW Science of Innovation Lab is pleased to welcome two new members to the team! 

Annabel Blake is a recent psychology graduate, Olympic skier, and Google Fiver. Her honours project at SIL will investigate the cognitive neuroscience of creat...

July 5, 2017

“Fail fast, fail often” – perhaps Silicon Valley’s most common mantra.

But even those who follow this mantra can be scared of failure. Let’s face it, failure hurts.

We are currently doing research into the different methods of training people to be oka...

May 17, 2017

Performance optimisation in athletes is nothing new. A performance boost of 1% might make the difference between gold or silver or, not even qualifying. The past 10 years have seen the rise of mental performance boosting or what is commonly known as...

April 14, 2017

For Steve Jobs, intuition was more powerful than intellect and Einstein has been attributed to saying, “The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgott...

March 8, 2017

One of the main ideas behind CrossFit is to train and perform under real world situations in which you might not be perfectly focused and rested. For example, it is all good and well to be able to bench press a huge amount under perfect conditions, b...

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