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PhD student paper points to improved method for investigating brain changes in sleep

PhD student paper points to improved method for investigating brain changes in sleep
Description
Rebecca Wilson, a PhD student in the School of Psychology, has recently published her work in the journal NeuroImage. The study investigates dynamic changes in the connectivity of brain regions using fMRI.
Date:
19/05/2015

Motor system may be involved in selection of perceptual targets, PhD student paper suggests

Motor system may be involved in selection of perceptual targets, PhD student paper suggests
Description
School of Psychology PhD student Phil Woodgate is lead author on a new paper published in Behavioural Brain Research on the topic of visual attention. This recent paper by Phil and colleagues suggests that the motor system, a brain area involved in programming and executing motor responses, is also involved in the selection of perceptual targets.
Date:
19/05/2015

The Conversation: How alcohol makes you friendlier – but only to certain people

Description
What happens to your brain when you drink?
Date:
18/05/2015

Balanced tendency to autism and psychosis could diminish perspective-taking difficulties

Balanced tendency to autism and psychosis could diminish perspective-taking difficulties
Description
Researchers at the University of Birmingham have shed new light on the relationship between autistic tendencies and psychosis proneness in neurotypical adults.
Date:
15/05/2015

'Voters' regret: How might we feel the morning after the election night before?'

'Voters' regret: How might we feel the morning after the election night before?'
Description
"Judging from social media, there's a lot of this counterfactual thinking going on in the electorate's minds as well as in the ex-party leaders'. Perhaps psychological research can help us understand why this is and what we can take from it?"
Date:
12/05/2015

Researcher interviewed for BBC radio programme

Researcher interviewed for BBC radio programme
Description
Jackie Blissett was recently interviewed as part of a BBC World Service radio programme about fussy eating in children.
Date:
05/05/2015

How we hold information in the mind as we age

How we hold information in the mind as we age
Description
Data collected from 29,000 players of a smartphone game has revealed changes to the way information is held in mind as we get older. The conducted study showed that as a compensation for information held in mind being more vulnerable to distraction, older adults seem to approach the task of putting information in mind as if distractors were present.
Date:
05/05/2015

Clinical psychologists nominated for Enterprising Birmingham Innovation Competition award

Clinical psychologists nominated for Enterprising Birmingham Innovation Competition award
Description
Dr Ruth Howard and Dr Gary Law, School of Psychology, were recently shortlisted for the final of the Enterprising Birmingham Innovation Competition 2015 award. The nomination recognises their exciting partnership with Warburton's and the development of the second 'Gut Feelings' film to support parents of children and young people living with coeliac disease.
Date:
29/04/2015
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'Is Great-Ape Tool Use Socially or Individually Learnt?'

Date
09/02/2016
Location:
Frankland 309b
Description
Part of the Social Cognitive Neuroscience Development Group Seminar Series. Speaker: Elisa Bandini, University of Birmingham. Tuesday 9 February (13:00-14:00)

'Future thinking and planning in children'

'Future thinking and planning in children'
Date
10/02/2016
Location:
Law building LT3
Description
Part of the School Seminar Series. Speaker: Professor Cristina Atance, University of Ottawa. Wednesday 10 February 2016 (13:00-14:00)

'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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