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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

PhD student takes part in Soapbox Science event

PhD student takes part in Soapbox Science event
Description
On Saturday 18 June some of the country's top female academics took to the streets of Oxford to tell the public about their research. This event, run by Soapbox Science, was one of a series which aims to promote women in science in an interesting and engaging way as they share their passion for science with the general public.
Date:
21/07/2016

Overall Winner achievement award for PhD student

Overall Winner achievement award for PhD student
Description
Shana Gander-Zaucker, Doctoral Researcher in the School of Psychology, has won the Overall Winner achievement award, at the Graduate School's 10th annual Research Poster Conference. This year the event was held at the Aston Webb building at the University of Birmingham on 14 June.
Date:
18/07/2016

The key challenges facing UK policing today

The key challenges facing UK policing today
Description
In a recent Birmingham Brief article, Dr Jessica Woodhams (School of Psychology) and Dr Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay (Department of Economics) discuss the challenges that criminal justice faces from society, and the areas of research on which the new Centre for Crime, Justice and Policing is focusing.
Date:
15/07/2016

Humans perceive time somewhere in between reality and our expectations

Humans perceive time somewhere in between reality and our expectations
Description
New research, using a Bayesian inference model of audio and visual stimuli, has shown how our perception of time lies mid-way between reality and our expectations.
Date:
14/07/2016

BPS awards success for Forensic Psychology staff

BPS awards success for Forensic Psychology staff
Description
The Centre for Forensic and Criminological Psychology has had double success in the recent round of awards given by the Division of Forensic Psychology (British Psychological Society).
Date:
11/07/2016

Spotlight on: The Centre for Human Brain Health

Spotlight on: The Centre for Human Brain Health
Description
The Centre for Human Brain Health (CHBH) is an inter-disciplinary brain research facility established with the mission of understanding what makes a brain healthy, how to maintain it, how to prevent and reverse damage and how to develop the next generation of interventions and tools for personalised brain healthcare.
Date:
08/07/2016
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