Dr Jake Fairnie
Alexandra House, 17 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3AZ
Current Research and Interests
Jake’s research focuses on attention, awareness and unconscious
processing. He is interested in how our brains cope with the
overwhelming amount of sensory information in today’s hectic world. Jake
is fascinated by how we can be distracted by our name in a distant
conversation at a party or an attractive individual in the street and
yet, at the same time, fail to notice a pedestrian crossing the road,
the touch of a pickpocket, or a magician’s sleight of hand.
Jake also makes science films, chocolate brains and is co-founder and Director of MiniManuscript.com - a literature-summary website that is creating a more efficient, open and connected academic world.