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'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

Researchers awarded an MRC grant of £98,000

Researchers awarded an MRC grant of £98,000
Description
Orna Rosenthal, Chris Miall (School of Psychology) and David Punt (School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences) were recently awarded an MRC Confidence in Concept grant of £98,000 to develop their methods for mapping upper limb motor performance after stroke.
Date:
10/08/2016

Best Publication Award for PhD Student

Best Publication Award for PhD Student
Description
Eva Reindl, third-year PhD student in the School of Psychology, has been awarded with The Michael K. O'Rourke Best Publication Award for the best PhD publication in the College of Life and Environmental Sciences 2016, receiving £400.
Date:
28/07/2016

EEG could indicate levels of awareness in a vegetative state

EEG could indicate levels of awareness in a vegetative state
Description
New research suggests that an electroencephalogram (EEG) could be a strong indicator of the level of awareness of patients in a vegetative state after a severe brain injury.
Date:
27/07/2016

How the brain predicts the future

How the brain predicts the future
Description
Dr Massimiliano Di Luca and Dr Darren Rhodes have devised a model that takes into account past experience of the world to generate expectations for the future and have studied how it applies to time perception.
Date:
25/07/2016
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