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Doctoral Researcher paper in press: the hormone oxytocin and social cues

Doctoral Researcher paper in press: the hormone oxytocin and social cues
Description
Doctoral researcher Ahmad Abu-Akel (pictured right) and Dr Simone Shamay-Tsoory of Haifa University, Israel, have an article in press in the prestigious Journal Biological Psychiatry.
Date:
03/09/2015

Participants needed for visual memory studies

Participants needed for visual memory studies
Description
Participants are needed to take part in two visual memory studies, taking place in the School of Psychology at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
06/08/2015

Successful self-other dynamics conference organised

Successful self-other dynamics conference organised
Description
On 6 July 2015, approximately 50 researchers from Birmingham and across the UK converged on the University of Birmingham for a one-day conference titled, 'It takes two to tango: A translational approach to self-other dynamics'.
Date:
05/08/2015

New study shows how complex bonobo communication is similar to that of human infants

New study shows how complex bonobo communication is similar to that of human infants
Description
Researchers at the University of Birmingham have found that wild bonobos, our closest living relatives in the primate world, communicate in a similar manner to human infants, using a high-pitched call type, or 'peep', that requires context to be understood.
Date:
04/08/2015

Measuring the time it takes to find 'a friend in a crowd': new paper

Measuring the time it takes to find 'a friend in a crowd': new paper
Description
In everyday life we are frequently faced with the task of finding a certain object among many other irrelevant objects (e.g. a friend in a crowd). The strategy underlying this visual search has been a topic of interest in psychology for many years.
Date:
04/08/2015

Grant from the Bial Foundation to examine hallucinatory anomalous body experiences

Grant from the Bial Foundation to examine hallucinatory anomalous body experiences
Description
Dr Jason Braithwaite (pictured right) has been awarded a grant for €41,600 from the Bial Foundation to examine anomalous body experiences in non-clinical populations.
Date:
29/07/2015

The hyperexcitable brain: two papers published

The hyperexcitable brain: two papers published
Description
Dr Jason Braithwaite has published two new papers which explore the hyperexcitable cortex in individuals predisposed to anomalous perceptions.
Date:
29/07/2015

PhD student awarded Funds for Women Graduates grant

PhD student awarded Funds for Women Graduates grant
Description
School of Psychology PhD student Maria Pomoni is the successful recipient of the Emergency Grant for 2015 from the Funds for Women Graduates (FfWg).
Date:
21/07/2015
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Cumulative Culture Conference

Cumulative Culture Conference
Date
09 - 10/06/2016
Location:
University of Birmingham
Description
Three researchers from the School of Psychology – PhD students Elisa Bandini and Eva Reindl, and Birmingham Fellow Dr Claudio Tennie – will be hosting a two-day interdisciplinary conference at the University of Birmingham on 9 and 10 June 2016 on the topic 'When and How does Cumulative Culture Emerge?'
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