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Doctoral Researcher paper in press: the hormone oxytocin and social cues
Doctoral Researcher paper in press:  the hormone oxytocin and social cues
Description
Doctoral researcher Ahmad Abu-Akel (pictured right) and Dr Simone Shamay-Tsoory of Haifa University, Israel, have an article in press in the prestigious Journal Biological Psychiatry.
Date:
03/09/2015
Participants needed for visual memory studies
Participants needed for visual memory studies
Description
Participants are needed to take part in two visual memory studies, taking place in the School of Psychology at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
06/08/2015
Successful self-other dynamics conference organised
Successful self-other dynamics conference organised
Description
On 6 July 2015, approximately 50 researchers from Birmingham and across the UK converged on the University of Birmingham for a one-day conference titled, 'It takes two to tango: A translational approach to self-other dynamics'.
Date:
05/08/2015
New study shows how complex bonobo communication is similar to that of human infants
New study shows how complex bonobo communication is similar to that of human infants
Description
Researchers at the University of Birmingham have found that wild bonobos, our closest living relatives in the primate world, communicate in a similar manner to human infants, using a high-pitched call type, or 'peep', that requires context to be understood.
Date:
04/08/2015
Measuring the time it takes to find 'a friend in a crowd': new paper
Measuring the time it takes to find 'a friend in a crowd': new paper
Description
In everyday life we are frequently faced with the task of finding a certain object among many other irrelevant objects (e.g. a friend in a crowd). The strategy underlying this visual search has been a topic of interest in psychology for many years.
Date:
04/08/2015
Grant from the Bial Foundation to examine hallucinatory anomalous body experiences
Grant from the Bial Foundation to examine hallucinatory anomalous body experiences
Description
Dr Jason Braithwaite (pictured right) has been awarded a grant for €41,600 from the Bial Foundation to examine anomalous body experiences in non-clinical populations.
Date:
29/07/2015
The hyperexcitable brain: two papers published
The hyperexcitable brain: two papers published
Description
Dr Jason Braithwaite has published two new papers which explore the hyperexcitable cortex in individuals predisposed to anomalous perceptions.
Date:
29/07/2015
PhD student awarded Funds for Women Graduates grant
PhD student awarded Funds for Women Graduates grant
Description
School of Psychology PhD student Maria Pomoni is the successful recipient of the Emergency Grant for 2015 from the Funds for Women Graduates (FfWg).
Date:
21/07/2015
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