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Remembering past events quicker than we thought

Remembering past events quicker than we thought
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Research published in the Journal of Neuroscience has shown that retrieving memories of events from our past may take place quicker than we previously thought – and it is possible to interfere with that process.
Date:
06/01/2016

Human decision-making in using objects

Human decision-making in using objects
Description
A recently published research paper has provided further insight into how humans decide how to use an object, a question which has long been of interest to psychologists.
Date:
21/12/2015

Offender strategies in online sexual exploitation

Offender strategies in online sexual exploitation
Description
A recently published paper has looked at the strategies that sexual offenders use when communicating with victims via Internet platforms.
Date:
21/12/2015

Understanding brain damage in vegetative state patients

Understanding brain damage in vegetative state patients
Description
Dr Davinia Fernández-Espejo, Lecturer in the School, has published a paper that provides new insight into the neural bases of the vegetative state and related disorders such as the minimally conscious state.
Date:
16/12/2015

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
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