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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
Participants needed (13-17 years of age)
Participants needed (13-17 years of age)
Description
Researchers in the School of Psychology are looking for healthy teenagers to participate in a research project. The project is studying how young people respond to rewarding information.
Date:
02/06/2015
The Conversation: Why do heavier children do worse at school? It's not their fault
The Conversation: Why do heavier children do worse at school? It's not their fault
Description
Heavier people are less likely to be hired and more likely to be fired – and some of this may begin at school. Angela Meadows, Doctoral Researcher in the School of Psychology, comments.
Date:
02/06/2015
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