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£891K grant to explore restoration of motor function in the vegetative state

£891K grant to explore restoration of motor function in the vegetative state
Description
Dr Davinia Fernandez Espejo has been awarded an MRC New Investigator Research Grant worth £891K to explore the potential for electrical brain stimulation to restore motor function in the vegetative state.
Date:
05/04/2017

'Why teaching children about porn and sexting is a step in the right direction'

'Why teaching children about porn and sexting is a step in the right direction'
Description
Dr Juliane Kloess has written a piece for The Conversation in which she discusses the news that sex and relationship education is to be made compulsory in English secondary schools.
Date:
31/03/2017

Study explores neural signals in memory formation

Study explores neural signals in memory formation
Description
How does the brain form new memories? A recent study has challenged the long held view that enhanced synchronisation in the medial temporal lobes is positively related to energy consumption.
Date:
29/03/2017

Paper asks 'Would broader life skills education help victims of online sexual exploitation?'

Paper asks 'Would broader life skills education help victims of online sexual exploitation?'
Description
Dr Juliane Kloess has recently published a paper which explores victims' behaviour and responses in sexually exploitative interactions with offenders.
Date:
08/03/2017

PhD student presents human culture research at conference

PhD student presents human culture research at conference
Description
Eva Reindl, a PhD student in the School of Psychology, was recently invited to give a keynote talk at the Young Social Learning Researchers (YSLR) Winter Workshop 2017 in Manchester, UK.
Date:
03/03/2017

Responses to emotive and social cues in Tourette Syndrome

Responses to emotive and social cues in Tourette Syndrome
Description
A new study conducted by Dr Clare Eddy and Dr Peter Hansen may help to explain the social content and emotional tone of many tics and compulsive urges in Tourette Syndrome (TS) patients.
Date:
17/02/2017

Brain Awareness Week at the University of Birmingham

Brain Awareness Week at the University of Birmingham
Description
Join us to celebrate the international Brain Awareness Week: a Public Engagement event celebrated worldwide, to raise public awareness of the importance of brain research.
Date:
16/02/2017

£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
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