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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

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

Paper explores predictive processing of spoken language

Paper explores predictive processing of spoken language
Description
Professor Chris Miall and four of his undergraduate students have published a study in Neuropsychologia which shows that linguistic prediction can either be disrupted or facilitated using electrical brain stimulation (TDCS), depending on the polarity of the electrical stimulation.
Date:
03/08/2016
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Undergraduate Open Day

Undergraduate Open Day
Date
14/10/2017
Description
The perfect opportunity to hear first-hand from our current students and teaching staff about living and learning at Birmingham.
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