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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
Juliane Honisch and Mark Elliott present on the science of synchrony at the Bloomsbury Festival
Description
Research fellows Juliane Honisch and Mark Elliott presented the science behind how and why people synchronise movements at the Bloomsbury Festival in London on 20th October 2013.
Date:
26/11/2013
Resting state fMRI work featured in Scientific American
Description
Chris Miall's recent work using resting state fMRI to study changes in the connectivity of the brain induced by learning was highlighted in an article in Scientific American this month.
Date:
22/11/2013
Simon Hanslymar paper 'Prestimulus oscillatory phase at 7Hz gates cortical information flow and visual perception' accepted by Current Biology
Description
Against the intuitive notion that information flows in a continuous, steady-state fashion from our sensory channels, research demonstrated that humans sample visual information in discrete time windows oscillating at around 5-10 Hz.
Date:
18/11/2013
Jim Orford speaks to BBC Breakfast and BBC Radio 4 programme You and Yours about gambling problems in young people
Description
On 10th October Jim Orford spoke to BBC Breakfast and BBC Radio 4 programme You and Yours about gambling problems. This was following on from a report which was recently published by the national organisation GamCare saying that there are an increasing number of younger people amongst the clients of their services for people with gambling problems.
Date:
18/11/2013
£388K grant awarded to research the neuropsychological profile of different sex offenders
Description
Dr Ian Mitchell, Dr Pia Rotshtein and Prof Anthony Beech have been awarded £388,000 by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to fund research on the neuropsychological profiles of different types of sexual offenders.
Date:
13/11/2013
Doctoral researcher Mary Heald awarded the Pat Howlin Prize by the Society for the Study of Behavioural Phenotypes
Description
Mary Heald, PhD student in the Cerebra Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders, has been awarded the Pat Howlin Prize by the Society for the Study of Behavioural Phenotypes at their 17th International Symposium in Stellenbosch, South Africa.
Date:
13/11/2013
New paper on children's tool making features in special issue on Tool Use as Adaptation, published by the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society
New paper on children's tool making features in special issue on Tool Use as Adaptation, published by the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society
Description
A group of Psychologists and a Biologist from University of Birmingham, led by Dr Sarah Beck, have been investigating tool making in children, and in particular whether children can make novel tools to solve a problem, without having seen an example of the tool they need before they try it.
Date:
06/11/2013
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