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Steve Mayhew receives award for brain fluctuations paper

Steve Mayhew receives award for brain fluctuations paper
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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

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
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