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Grant to investigate Autism Spectrum Disorder

Grant to investigate Autism Spectrum Disorder
Description
A research team including Dr Jennifer Cook has been awarded £70,000 from the Baily Thomas Charitable Fund to investigate learning and reward processes in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Date:
21/03/2016

How do we process the multisensory world?

How do we process the multisensory world?
Description
A recently published paper has demonstrated that the signals from different senses are partially integrated in parts of the brain that have previously been assumed to process signals from only one sense such as vision.
Date:
16/03/2016

Undergraduate student visit to Twycross Zoo

Undergraduate student visit to Twycross Zoo
Description
As part of their final-year study our students are currently comparing the cognitive abilities of human children with other great apes, as well as crows and elephants. Twycross Zoo is a world primate centre and the only place in the UK where the students can see all four non-human great apes: chimpanzees, bonobos, orangutans and gorillas.
Date:
16/03/2016

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
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