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New paper investigates scientific explanations for Near-Death Experiences

New paper investigates scientific explanations for Near-Death Experiences
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School of psychology PhD student Hayley Dewe is a co-author on a new paper published, as part of wider engagement and scientific outreach, in The [UK] Skeptic magazine, which explores how the latest findings from brain science can help explain Near-Death Experiences.
Date:
11/11/2014

Intuitive Colorimetry comes to the School of Psychology

Intuitive Colorimetry comes to the School of Psychology
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Dr Jason Braithwaite, who heads The Selective Attention and Awareness Laboratory (SAAL), was recently awarded funds to purchase a Mk III Intuitive Colorimeter unit (Cerium visual technologies) for the assessment of visual stress and visual anomalies across a variety of neurological conditions and disorders.
Date:
29/07/2014

New paper sheds light on anomalous bodily experiences in non-clinical hallucinators

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A new paper published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance examined whether individuals predisposed to anomalous bodily experiences would be more or less susceptible to the induction of the rubber-hand illusion.
Date:
04/06/2014

Comedian Robin Ince lends a hand to The Selective Attention and Awareness Laboratory

Comedian Robin Ince lends a hand to The Selective Attention and Awareness Laboratory
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Science enthusiast and stand-up comedian Robin Ince visited The Selective Attention and Awareness Laboratory in the School of Psychology on 27 March to take part in a number of exciting experiments designed to investigate anomalous experiences and hallucinations.
Date:
04/04/2014

The British Neuroscience Association showcases research from the SAAL laboratory

The British Neuroscience Association showcases research from the SAAL laboratory
Description
The magazine for the British Neuroscience Association (The BNA Bulletin) has featured research from the SAAL on the underlying mechanisms sub-serving out-of-body experiences in a recent article.
Date:
20/11/2013

New paper published in Frontiers in Neuroscience on out-of-body experiences and depersonalization

Description
New research from the laboratory has been published in the journal Frontiers in Neuroscience. The paper reports that significantly improved performance at a newly devised exocentric perspective-taking / spatial processing task occurred for participants predisposed to out-of-body experiences (OBEs) relative to control participants.
Date:
04/11/2013

BBC science correspondent visits lab and reports on rubber-hand illusion

BBC science correspondent visits lab and reports on rubber-hand illusion
Description
David Gregory Kumar, science correspondent for BBC1 Midlands Today, popped into the laboratory recently to have a go at the rubber-hand illusion for himself and to report on recent funding awarded to the laboratory for exploring the illusion in those who report out-of-body experiences.
Date:
12/04/2013

Dr Jason Braithwaite grant for £32,000 from the Bial Foundation to study cortical suppression

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Dr Jason Braithwaite has been successful in being awarded a grant for £32,000 from the Bial Foundation to study the role of cortical suppression in those showing signs of depersonalization disorder and associated dissociative / hallucinatory experiences in the non-clinical population.
Date:
15/01/2013
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