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How does the brain 'feel' objects?

How does the brain 'feel' objects?
Description
A paper published in NeuroImage by a recently graduated doctoral researcher explores how viewing an object can induce brain activity related to touch.
Date:
03/03/2016

How long is a second?

How long is a second?
Description
A paper by doctoral researcher Ninja K. Horr, Dr Massimiliano Di Luca, and Dr Maria Wimber, recently accepted for publication in NeuroImage, investigates the brain's ability to keep track of time.
Date:
02/03/2016

2M Euro grant for childhood brain injury research

2M Euro grant for childhood brain injury research
Description
Amanda Wood has been awarded a grant worth more than 2 million Euros by the European Research Council to look at whether brain imaging biomarkers can predict outcomes of childhood brain injury.
Date:
25/02/2016

Human children and wild great apes share tool use cognition

Human children and wild great apes share tool use cognition
Description
Young children will spontaneously invent tool behaviours to solve novel problems, without the help of adults, much as non-human great apes have been observed to do. The findings, from the School of Psychology, are contrary to the popular belief that basic tool use in humans requires social learning.
Date:
24/02/2016

Which circumstances make us better perspective-takers?

Which circumstances make us better perspective-takers?
Description
Recent PhD graduate from the School of Psychology Brad Mattan is the lead author on two new papers published in the journals Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience on the role that age and empathy play in visual perspective taking.
Date:
16/02/2016

Attachment in children living in alternative care

Attachment in children living in alternative care
Description
Manuela Garcia Quiroga, PhD student in the School of Psychology, has recently published a paper which suggests that the attachment bond which children in alternative care establish for their carers, differs from that of the attachment established by family-raised children.
Date:
11/02/2016

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
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Cumulative Culture Conference

Cumulative Culture Conference
Date
09 - 10/06/2016
Location:
University of Birmingham
Description
Three researchers from the School of Psychology – PhD students Elisa Bandini and Eva Reindl, and Birmingham Fellow Dr Claudio Tennie – will be hosting a two-day interdisciplinary conference at the University of Birmingham on 9 and 10 June 2016 on the topic 'When and How does Cumulative Culture Emerge?'
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