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£891K grant to explore restoration of motor function in the vegetative state

£891K grant to explore restoration of motor function in the vegetative state
Description
Dr Davinia Fernandez Espejo has been awarded an MRC New Investigator Research Grant worth £891K to explore the potential for electrical brain stimulation to restore motor function in the vegetative state.
Date:
05/04/2017

'Why teaching children about porn and sexting is a step in the right direction'

'Why teaching children about porn and sexting is a step in the right direction'
Description
Dr Juliane Kloess has written a piece for The Conversation in which she discusses the news that sex and relationship education is to be made compulsory in English secondary schools.
Date:
31/03/2017

Paper asks 'Would broader life skills education help victims of online sexual exploitation?'

Paper asks 'Would broader life skills education help victims of online sexual exploitation?'
Description
Dr Juliane Kloess has recently published a paper which explores victims' behaviour and responses in sexually exploitative interactions with offenders.
Date:
08/03/2017

PhD student presents human culture research at conference

PhD student presents human culture research at conference
Description
Eva Reindl, a PhD student in the School of Psychology, was recently invited to give a keynote talk at the Young Social Learning Researchers (YSLR) Winter Workshop 2017 in Manchester, UK.
Date:
03/03/2017

Responses to emotive and social cues in Tourette Syndrome

Responses to emotive and social cues in Tourette Syndrome
Description
A new study conducted by Dr Clare Eddy and Dr Peter Hansen may help to explain the social content and emotional tone of many tics and compulsive urges in Tourette Syndrome (TS) patients.
Date:
17/02/2017

£750,000 grant to investigate post-traumatic coma

£750,000 grant to investigate post-traumatic coma
Description
Dr Damian Cruse has been awarded a Medical Research Council New Investigator Grant of £750,000 to investigate consciousness and cognition in acute post-traumatic coma, and explore more accurate markers of diagnosis as well as potential for recovery.
Date:
14/02/2017

PhD paper features in 'out-of-body experiences' journal issue

PhD paper features in 'out-of-body experiences' journal issue
Description
A special issue of the journal Cognitive Neuropsychiatry explores out-of-body experiences (OBEs) and associated dissociative disorders in self-consciousness, and includes contributions from former director of the Selective Attention and Awareness laboratory Dr Jason Braithwaite, and PhD student Hayley Dewe.
Date:
08/02/2017

New treatment manual for alcohol and drug use intervention

New treatment manual for alcohol and drug use intervention
Description
Dr Hermine L. Graham, Honorary Lecturer and Consultant Clinical Psychologist in the School of Psychology, has recently published a book which looks at alcohol and drug use intervention.
Date:
12/01/2017
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