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PhD students present neurodevelopmental research at international conference

PhD students present neurodevelopmental research at international conference
Description
Stacey Bissell and Katherine Ellis, PhD students at the Cerebra Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders at the University of Birmingham recently presented their work at the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IASSIDD) World Congress in Melbourne, Australia (14-19 August 2016).
Date:
26/09/2016

Junior scientist award for PhD student

Junior scientist award for PhD student
Description
Eva Reindl, third-year Phd student at the School of Psychology, received the Linda Mealey Award by the International Society for Human Ethology (ISHE) in August for her paper on young children's spontaneous tool-use abilities.
Date:
19/09/2016

Study suggests bilinguals can better maintain attention

Study suggests bilinguals can better maintain attention
Description
Researchers from the University of Birmingham have shed light onto the cognitive benefits of bilingualism, pointing to an enhanced ability to maintain attention and focus.
Date:
12/09/2016

€1.5 million European grant for evolution of human culture project

€1.5 million European grant for evolution of human culture project
Description
Dr Claudio Tennie, Birmingham Fellow in the School of Psychology, has been awarded a European Research Council (ERC) grant of €1.5 million to evaluate early stone tools in the context of cumulative culture.
Date:
09/09/2016

'Numbness' in the face of a threat: depersonalisation experiences

'Numbness' in the face of a threat: depersonalisation experiences
Description
Hayley Dewe, a PhD student in the School of Psychology, has published a new paper which investigates emotional arousal in those predisposed to depersonalisation type experiences.
Date:
07/09/2016

€1.5 million European grant awarded for memory project

€1.5 million European grant awarded for memory project
Description
Dr Maria Wimber, Lecturer in the School of Psychology, has been awarded a European Research Council (ERC) grant of €1.5 million to explore how the brain reconstructs memories.
Date:
05/09/2016

Revealing how we replay past experiences

Revealing how we replay past experiences
Description
A new study from Dr Simon Hanslmayr's lab reveals the neural mechanisms that enable our brains to replay videos and sounds experienced in the past.
Date:
01/09/2016

Steve Mayhew receives award for brain fluctuations paper

Steve Mayhew receives award for brain fluctuations paper
Description
Dr Steve Mayhew, Birmingham Fellow in the School of Psychology, received the Neuroimage Editor's Choice Award in July for a paper investigating brain activity fluctuations.
Date:
26/08/2016
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