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Presentation highlights female sexual offender differences

Presentation highlights female sexual offender differences
Description
Dr Steven Gillespie was recently invited to present on the topic of female sexual offenders at the 33rd meeting of the INTERPOL Specialists Group on Crimes against Children.
Date:
16/12/2015

Youth behavioural problems and brain differences

Youth behavioural problems and brain differences
Description
Young people with behavioural problems, such as antisocial and aggressive behaviour, show reduced grey matter volume in a number of areas of the brain, according to a new study published in JAMA Psychiatry.
Date:
10/12/2015

Taking a new approach to appetite

Taking a new approach to appetite
Description
Dr Suzanne Higgs has been awarded an £800,000 project grant from the BBSRC to investigate how the pleasure of eating is affected by cognitive functions like memory.
Date:
04/12/2015

Rethinking dominance: a short film

Rethinking dominance: a short film
Description
The film company Coast has recently made a short film about a paper by Jennifer Cook, which shows that many dominant individuals, far from ignoring information from others, are actually keen social learners.
Date:
02/12/2015

Prize for healthy eating presentation

Prize for healthy eating presentation
Description
Dr Jason Michael Thomas was awarded a prize for his presentation on healthy eating, delivered at the Early Careers Researchers Event in Food 2015.
Date:
30/11/2015

Project funding from Guangzhou Municipal Government

Project funding from Guangzhou Municipal Government
Description
The University of Birmingham has been successful in bids for funding that will see key projects supported by the Guangzhou Municipal Government in China, including one which will look at memory improvement resulting from transcranial direct stimulation.
Date:
18/11/2015

Attention to eyes and psychopathic traits

Attention to eyes and psychopathic traits
Description
Researchers in the School have published a paper which shows that male individuals with high psychopathic traits have reduced attention to the eye region when looking at faces.
Date:
16/11/2015

Challenging gender bias in schools

Challenging gender bias in schools
Description
Dr Stephanie Burnett Heyes spoke at a London conference on 20 October about what gender differences in the brain can and cannot tell us about gender disparities in education.
Date:
10/11/2015
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'How redundant copying can help explain the stability of cumulative culture'

Date
01/03/2016
Location:
Frankland 309b
Description
Part of the Social Cognitive Neuroscience Development Group Seminar Series. Speaker: Claudio Tennie, University of Birmingham. Tuesday 1 March (13:30-14:30)

'CALM and collected: A dimensional approach to developmental disorders of attention, learning and memory'

'CALM and collected: A dimensional approach to developmental disorders of attention, learning and memory'
Date
23/03/2016
Location:
Law building LT3
Description
Part of the School Seminar Series. Speaker: Professor Susan Gathercole, University of Cambridge. Wednesday 23 March 2016 (13:00-14:00)

'Neurobiological basis of antisocial behaviour in children'

'Neurobiological basis of antisocial behaviour in children'
Date
27/04/2016
Location:
Law building LT3
Description
Part of the School Seminar Series. Speaker: Professor Susan Gathercole, University of Cambridge. Wednesday 23 March 2016 (13:00-14:00)
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