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Dan GoldreichLab Website: http://psych.mcmaster.ca/goldreich-lab/
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What pre-requisites do you look for when evaluating a potential thesis student?

I look for students with excellent grades in neuroscience and perception courses, particularly Psych 2F03. Given the nature of my lab's research, I am further inclined towards students who have performed very well in math and physics courses. An excellent cumulative average is a definite plus. I am generally looking for students who are willing to commit to the 9-credit thesis option (Psych 4D09).

What information are you going to want from a student who is interested in working in your lab?

Please email me your unofficial transcript, a brief description of your academic background, and your reasons for wishing to join my lab. Which aspects of my lab's research most interest you?
Upon receipt of your email, I will make a preliminary evaluation, and if you seem to be a potentially suitable candidate for my lab, I will email you back with a series of questions for you to answer. These questions will involve considerable work on your part. For instance, I will ask you to read a particular research article that my lab has published and to answer questions about that article, so that I can further evaluate your ability to think creatively and critically about the sort of research that my lab pursues. After I receive your responses, I may contact you for an individual meeting.

Please email me. Please include "! Thesis request" or "Independent study request" in the subject line of your email, as appropriate.

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Contact Department

Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour (PNB)
Psychology Building (PC), Room 102
McMaster University
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton Ontario L8S 4K1
Canada