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1.9 million Euro ERC grant to explore memory coding in human brains

1.9 million Euro ERC grant to explore memory coding in human brains
Description
Episodic memory is the time machinery that allows us to mentally travel back in time in order to relive past experiences, often in great sensory detail. These memories are highly associative and very information rich, but how are these memories coded in human brains?
Date:
27/03/2015

1.5 million Euro ERC grant for project to explore motor learning influences

1.5 million Euro ERC grant for project to explore motor learning influences
Description
Motor learning is a fundamental process which influences many aspects of our lives; from learning to walk in childhood to the rehabilitation process following an illness or injury. Despite the impact to society, it has proved extremely difficult to develop interventions that significantly enhance human motor learning in health or disease. Recent work from the Galea lab suggests that reward- and punishment-based feedback have positive but dissociable effects on motor learning.
Date:
27/03/2015

Alumni Spotlight in Hong Kong

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Interview with Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma
Date:
26/03/2015

Prehistoric super salamander was top predator, fossils suggest

Prehistoric super salamander was top predator, fossils suggest
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A previously undiscovered species of crocodile-like amphibian that lived during the rise of dinosaurs was among Earth's top predators more than 200 million years ago, a study shows.
Date:
26/03/2015

Educating China's elderly to fight obesity in the young

Educating China's elderly to fight obesity in the young
Description
Academics from the University of Birmingham, UK are engaging with grandparents in China, to help tackle the increasing problem of obesity amongst Chinese children in a trailblazing public health programme.
Date:
26/03/2015

Prehistoric super salamander was top predator, fossils suggest

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A previously undiscovered species of crocodile-like amphibian that lived during the rise of dinosaurs was among Earth's top predators more than 200 million years ago, a study shows.
Date:
25/03/2015

Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - March 2015

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From 'doing cold smarter' to Mars One Mission...
Date:
24/03/2015

Educating China's elderly to fight obesity in the young

Educating China's elderly to fight obesity in the young
Description
Academics from the University of Birmingham, UK are engaging with grandparents in China, to help tackle the increasing problem of obesity amongst Chinese children in a trailblazing public health programme.
Date:
24/03/2015

The effects of punishment and reward on motor learning - paper published in Nature Neuroscience

The effects of punishment and reward on motor learning - paper published in Nature Neuroscience
Description
In a new study published by Nature Neuroscience, Birmingham Research Fellow Joseph Galea and colleagues, show that reward- and punishment-based feedback (winning money based on task success vs. losing money based on task failure) have both positive, but dissociable, effects on motor learning and memory; while punishment led to faster learning, reward caused greater memory retention.
Date:
20/03/2015
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