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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

Brain-based biases leading to out-of-body experiences to be published in top international neuroscience journal

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Recent research from the School of Psychology revealing underlying biases in brain function and how these relate to anomalous bodily experiences is to be published soon in the top international neuroscience journal 'Cortex'.
Date:
20/02/2012

Paper published in the journal 'Cortex' has been selected by journal for world-wide press release

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A paper from SAAL researchers (and collaborators) published in the journal 'Cortex' has been selected by the journal to be featured in a press release to promote top international science published by the journal.
Date:
01/09/2011

New Grant: The Bial Foundation

Description
We are delighted to announce that Dr Jason Braithwaite has been awarded a Bursary grant from The Bial Foundation to investigate the neurocognitive correlates (perspective- taking / rubber-hand illusion) of anomalous bodily experiences and out- of-body-experiences.
Date:
10/01/2010
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