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Understanding brain damage in vegetative state patients

Understanding brain damage in vegetative state patients
Description
Dr Davinia Fernández-Espejo, Lecturer in the School, has published a paper that provides new insight into the neural bases of the vegetative state and related disorders such as the minimally conscious state.
Date:
16/12/2015

Presentation highlights female sexual offender differences

Presentation highlights female sexual offender differences
Description
Dr Steven Gillespie was recently invited to present on the topic of female sexual offenders at the 33rd meeting of the INTERPOL Specialists Group on Crimes against Children.
Date:
16/12/2015

Youth behavioural problems and brain differences

Youth behavioural problems and brain differences
Description
Young people with behavioural problems, such as antisocial and aggressive behaviour, show reduced grey matter volume in a number of areas of the brain, according to a new study published in JAMA Psychiatry.
Date:
10/12/2015

Taking a new approach to appetite

Taking a new approach to appetite
Description
Dr Suzanne Higgs has been awarded an £800,000 project grant from the BBSRC to investigate how the pleasure of eating is affected by cognitive functions like memory.
Date:
04/12/2015

Rethinking dominance: a short film

Rethinking dominance: a short film
Description
The film company Coast has recently made a short film about a paper by Jennifer Cook, which shows that many dominant individuals, far from ignoring information from others, are actually keen social learners.
Date:
02/12/2015

Prize for healthy eating presentation

Prize for healthy eating presentation
Description
Dr Jason Michael Thomas was awarded a prize for his presentation on healthy eating, delivered at the Early Careers Researchers Event in Food 2015.
Date:
30/11/2015

Project funding from Guangzhou Municipal Government

Project funding from Guangzhou Municipal Government
Description
The University of Birmingham has been successful in bids for funding that will see key projects supported by the Guangzhou Municipal Government in China, including one which will look at memory improvement resulting from transcranial direct stimulation.
Date:
18/11/2015

Attention to eyes and psychopathic traits

Attention to eyes and psychopathic traits
Description
Researchers in the School have published a paper which shows that male individuals with high psychopathic traits have reduced attention to the eye region when looking at faces.
Date:
16/11/2015
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