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Talk by Dr. Michael Dixon: How Studying Wordle Taught Us about Slot Machine Near-Misses
Join us for an exciting online event featuring a talk by Dr. Michael Dixon! In this engaging session, Dr. Dixon will delve into the fascinating world of slot machine near-misses and how studying the popular game Wordle has provided valuable insights.
Dr. Michael Dixon
Mike Dixon is a Full Professor and former Chair of the Department of Psychology at the University of Waterloo. He completed his Master’s and PhD at Concordia University, followed by post-docs at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Douglas Hospital Research Center. Dr. Dixon has conducted research in several research domains including category specific agnosia, Alzheimer’s disease, synaesthesia, and studies on gambling. He has won awards for his work on near-misses in slot machines, and his work on the deceptive nature of losses disguised as wins in multiline slot machines has led to policy changes in Canada, the UK, and Australia. In his gambling research he is best known for his work on “dark flow” a state of complete absorption during slot machine play. His work has been published in the best journals in his field including Nature, Psychological Science, the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience and Addiction.
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