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Scientists reveal the pecking order of musicians playing in a group
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Does Charlie Watts lead the Rolling Stones from the drums? Did Jacqueline du Pré lead Daniel Barenboim from the cello? These questions may in the future have answers thanks to an intriguing model developed by a team of scientists from the Universities of Birmingham, Münster and London's Royal Academy of Music, in research published today (Wednesday 29th January 2014) in the Royal Society Journal Interface.
Date:
29/01/2014
Are you a stroke survivor having trouble completing everyday tasks? Participants needed for research project
Description
Researchers are looking for volunteers to take part in a study which aims to develop tools to help stroke survivors with everyday tasks.
Date:
27/01/2014
Charlotte Hartwright publishes Theory of Mind paper in Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience
Charlotte Hartwright publishes Theory of Mind paper in Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience
Description
In a forthcoming paper, Dr Charlotte Hartwright, working with Professor Ian Apperly and Dr Peter Hansen, provides new understanding on the role of the rostral medial prefrontal cortex (rmPFC) in enabling us to represent the mind states of other social agents, termed having a 'Theory of Mind' (ToM).
Date:
17/01/2014
Partnership event for project exploring views of social care services amongst people with learning disabilities
Partnership event for project exploring views of social care services amongst people with learning disabilities
Description
A team of researchers from the School of Psychology have been working on a project funded by the NIHR School for Social Care Research. The project has been exploring the views of social care services amongst people with learning disabilities from minority ethnic groups. On the 29th November, they held an event at the University which involved working with people with learning disabilities, and with direct care providers, to get feedback on the preliminary outcomes of the study.
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17/01/2014
Joseph Galea launches game in Great Brain Experiment app
Description
The Great Brain Experiment is a unique scientific experiment being run by UCL which uses games on mobile applications (phones/tablets) to test 10,000s of participant's memory, impulsivity and attention. Dr Joseph Galea, in collaboration with Dr Sven Bestmann (UCL), has included a game on the new release called "How do I deal with pressure?". This game investigates how participants' motor performance is affected by reward and punishment.
Date:
19/12/2013
Doctoral Researcher Helen Whittle interviewed for BBC Wales
Description
A final year Forensic Psychology doctoral research student was recently interviewed for a news piece aired on BBC Wales and BBC radio 4.
Date:
19/12/2013
DVD resource for young people living with coeliac disease
Description
Ruth Howard and Gary Law developed a DVD resource for young people living with coeliac disease through an ESRC knowledge transfer grant and this was completed and launched in 2011. Having undertook an evaluation of the DVD and revised the content, they worked with Alta Innovations to make the DVD suitable for commercial sale, by way of an ULtd social enterprise grant.
Date:
16/12/2013
Doctoral researchers hold lunchtime talks at the new library for the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences
Doctoral researchers hold lunchtime talks at the new library for the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences
Description
Doctoral researchers from the School of Psychology recently ran a public engagement event at the New Library in Birmingham city centre. This was organised as part of the ESRC festival of Social Sciences and involved a day of posters and interactive activities with members of the public in order to present and discuss research that is taking place at the University.
Date:
05/12/2013
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