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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

How eating a meal affects brain responses

How eating a meal affects brain responses
Description
A recent paper by Dr Suzanne Higgs and Dr Jason Thomas published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reports the results of a study on the brain processes involved in control of meal size. Findings show that eating a meal reduces brain reward response to food and increases activity in brain regions involved in behaviour control.
Date:
15/07/2015

Doctoral researchers hold successful interdisciplinary conference on Culture

Doctoral researchers hold successful interdisciplinary conference on Culture
Description
Two doctoral researchers from the School of Psychology - Eva Reindl and Elisa Bandini, and Nimrita Rana from the Department of Anthropology and African Studies organised a successful one-day interdisciplinary conference on 'The Origins and Transmission of Culture (OToC)'.
Date:
29/06/2015

Researchers featured on Channel 4 childhood behaviour programme

Researchers featured on Channel 4 childhood behaviour programme
Description
Dr Jackie Blissett and Dr Sissy Stefanidou were recently interviewed as part of the Born Naughty Channel 4 programme.
Date:
26/06/2015

Participants needed (13-17 years of age)

Participants needed (13-17 years of age)
Description
Researchers in the School of Psychology are looking for healthy teenagers to participate in a research project. The project is studying how young people respond to rewarding information.
Date:
02/06/2015
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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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