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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
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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

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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
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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

Invite to present findings at international conference

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Dr Braithwaite has been invited to present findings on perspective-taking mechanisms and anomalous out-of-body experiences at the "Bodily awareness and embodied mental transformations of egocentric space" symposium of the 5th International Conference on Spatial Cognition (ICSC), Rome, Italy, September 2012.
Date:
03/09/2012

New grant: The Leverhulme Trust

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We are delighted to announce that Dr Jason Braithwaite has been awarded a grant to develop event-related psychophysiological methodologies to examine factors associated with visual dysfunction, cortical hyperexcitability and hallucinatory out-of-body experiences.
Date:
16/04/2012
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