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£750,000 grant to investigate post-traumatic coma

£750,000 grant to investigate post-traumatic coma
Description
Dr Damian Cruse has been awarded a Medical Research Council New Investigator Grant of £750,000 to investigate consciousness and cognition in acute post-traumatic coma, and explore more accurate markers of diagnosis as well as potential for recovery.
Date:
14/02/2017

PhD paper features in 'out-of-body experiences' journal issue

PhD paper features in 'out-of-body experiences' journal issue
Description
A special issue of the journal Cognitive Neuropsychiatry explores out-of-body experiences (OBEs) and associated dissociative disorders in self-consciousness, and includes contributions from former director of the Selective Attention and Awareness laboratory Dr Jason Braithwaite, and PhD student Hayley Dewe.
Date:
08/02/2017

New treatment manual for alcohol and drug use intervention

New treatment manual for alcohol and drug use intervention
Description
Dr Hermine L. Graham, Honorary Lecturer and Consultant Clinical Psychologist in the School of Psychology, has recently published a book which looks at alcohol and drug use intervention.
Date:
12/01/2017

Taking a new look at chimpanzees and bonobos

Taking a new look at chimpanzees and bonobos
Description
Dr Zanna Clay, Marie Curie Post-doctoral Research Fellow in the School of Psychology, and Thibaud Gruber (University of Neuchâtel) have published a paper which updates existing knowledge of chimpanzees and bonobos, and assesses their major similarities and differences.
Date:
06/01/2017

Exploring shape perception and step climbing in older adults

Exploring shape perception and step climbing in older adults
Description
A recently published paper has shown that a loss of visual information in older adults can affect the perception of surfaces.
Date:
04/01/2017

Researchers discuss unique human culture on BBC radio

Researchers discuss unique human culture on BBC radio
Description
Researchers from the Comparative Cognition Research Group (CCRG) recently presented their research on the BBC Radio 4 programme 'Origins of Human Culture', which aired on Tuesday 6 December.
Date:
22/12/2016

Clinical psychology trainers conference success

Clinical psychology trainers conference success
Description
The School's Clinical Psychology Doctorate programme team recently hosted the 2016 National Group of trainers conference which was held in Stratford over three days.
Date:
21/12/2016

Chimpanzees are 'indifferent' when it comes to altruism

Chimpanzees are 'indifferent' when it comes to altruism
Description
New research into chimpanzees suggests that, when it comes to altruistically helping a fellow chimpanzee, they are 'indifferent'.
Date:
20/12/2016
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Central England Neurorehabilitation Network (CEReN) meeting

Date
17/05/2017
Location:
Learning Centre - UG05
Description
This seminar as part of a new initiative called Central England Neurorehabilitation Network (CEReN) which brings together clinicians and scientists interested in rehabilitation across the Midlands.

PG Virtual Open Day - School of Psychology

Date
22/05/2017
Description
This Postgraduate Virtual Open Day is designed to inform prospective postgraduate students about the programmes available in the School of Psychology.

Innovation in cultural systems – an interdisciplinary meeting

Date
25 - 26/05/2017
Location:
University of Birmingham
Description
Two doctoral researchers from the School of Psychology - PhD students Elisa Bandini and Eva Reindl, will be hosting a two-day interdisciplinary conference at the University of Birmingham on the 25th and 26th of May 2017 on the topic 'Innovation in cultural systems – an interdisciplinary meeting'.
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