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The brain mechanisms that facilitate episodic memory

The brain mechanisms that facilitate episodic memory
Description
A new study paper, co-authored by Dr Simon Hanslmayr, has suggested how opposing brain mechanisms might facilitate episodic memory. 
Date:
08/02/2016

Professor Glyn Humphreys, 1954-2016

Professor Glyn Humphreys, 1954-2016
Description
Professor Glyn Humphreys died unexpectedly on 14 January 2016. Glyn was the Head of the School of Psychology at Birmingham for 15 years during a very formative time for the School and University. Most recently he was the Head of the Department of Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford.
Date:
02/02/2016

Postgraduate Virtual Open Day

Postgraduate Virtual Open Day
Description
Postgraduate Virtual Open Day Wednesday 13 January 2016 from 10am, School of Psychology - designed to inform prospective postgraduate students about the programmes available in the School
Date:
11/01/2016

Remembering past events quicker than we thought

Remembering past events quicker than we thought
Description
Research published in the Journal of Neuroscience has shown that retrieving memories of events from our past may take place quicker than we previously thought – and it is possible to interfere with that process.
Date:
06/01/2016

Human decision-making in using objects

Human decision-making in using objects
Description
A recently published research paper has provided further insight into how humans decide how to use an object, a question which has long been of interest to psychologists.
Date:
21/12/2015

Offender strategies in online sexual exploitation

Offender strategies in online sexual exploitation
Description
A recently published paper has looked at the strategies that sexual offenders use when communicating with victims via Internet platforms.
Date:
21/12/2015

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
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'Is Great-Ape Tool Use Socially or Individually Learnt?'

Date
09/02/2016
Location:
Frankland 309b
Description
Part of the Social Cognitive Neuroscience Development Group Seminar Series. Speaker: Elisa Bandini, University of Birmingham. Tuesday 9 February (13:00-14:00)

'Future thinking and planning in children'

'Future thinking and planning in children'
Date
10/02/2016
Location:
Law building LT3
Description
Part of the School Seminar Series. Speaker: Professor Cristina Atance, University of Ottawa. Wednesday 10 February 2016 (13:00-14:00)

'How redundant copying can help explain the stability of cumulative culture'

Date
01/03/2016
Location:
Frankland 309b
Description
Part of the Social Cognitive Neuroscience Development Group Seminar Series. Speaker: Claudio Tennie, University of Birmingham. Tuesday 1 March (13:30-14:30)

'CALM and collected: A dimensional approach to developmental disorders of attention, learning and memory'

'CALM and collected: A dimensional approach to developmental disorders of attention, learning and memory'
Date
23/03/2016
Location:
Law building LT3
Description
Part of the School Seminar Series. Speaker: Professor Susan Gathercole, University of Cambridge. Wednesday 23 March 2016 (13:00-14:00)

'Neurobiological basis of antisocial behaviour in children'

'Neurobiological basis of antisocial behaviour in children'
Date
27/04/2016
Location:
Law building LT3
Description
Part of the School Seminar Series. Speaker: Professor Susan Gathercole, University of Cambridge. Wednesday 23 March 2016 (13:00-14:00)
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