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Published doctoral researcher paper explores pathways to offending

Published doctoral researcher paper explores pathways to offending
Description
Doctoral Researcher Ewa Stefanska, together with Professor Anthony Beech and Daz Bishopp, has published a paper in the Journal of Criminal Justice which explores offence pathways of non-serial sexual killers, with a focus on whether the pathways of those with a previous conviction for rape or attempted rape differed from those who had no such convictions.
Date:
29/04/2015

Enhancing cognition research featured on scientific video journal website

Enhancing cognition research featured on scientific video journal website
Description
The work of Research Fellow Paul Pope has been featured on the website JoVE (the Journal of Visualized Experiments) - the world's first peer reviewed scientific video journal.
Date:
03/04/2015

1.9 million Euro ERC grant to explore memory coding in human brains

1.9 million Euro ERC grant to explore memory coding in human brains
Description
Episodic memory is the time machinery that allows us to mentally travel back in time in order to relive past experiences, often in great sensory detail. These memories are highly associative and very information rich, but how are these memories coded in human brains?
Date:
27/03/2015

1.5 million Euro ERC grant for project to explore motor learning influences

1.5 million Euro ERC grant for project to explore motor learning influences
Description
Motor learning is a fundamental process which influences many aspects of our lives; from learning to walk in childhood to the rehabilitation process following an illness or injury. Despite the impact to society, it has proved extremely difficult to develop interventions that significantly enhance human motor learning in health or disease. Recent work from the Galea lab suggests that reward- and punishment-based feedback have positive but dissociable effects on motor learning.
Date:
27/03/2015

The effects of punishment and reward on motor learning - paper published in Nature Neuroscience

The effects of punishment and reward on motor learning - paper published in Nature Neuroscience
Description
In a new study published by Nature Neuroscience, Birmingham Research Fellow Joseph Galea and colleagues, show that reward- and punishment-based feedback (winning money based on task success vs. losing money based on task failure) have both positive, but dissociable, effects on motor learning and memory; while punishment led to faster learning, reward caused greater memory retention.
Date:
20/03/2015

Watching the brain forget

Watching the brain forget
Description
Researchers from the School of Psychology, together with the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge, have been able to track how individual memories are forgotten in the human brain.
Date:
16/03/2015

Alternatives to imprisonment research presented at the Council of Europe

Alternatives to imprisonment research presented at the Council of Europe
Description
Head of the Centre for Forensic and Criminological Psychology, Professor Tony Beech, presented at the Council of Europe 7th meeting of the Committee of Experts on the reform of the Court.
Date:
05/03/2015

Published doctoral researcher paper explores perspective taking

Published doctoral researcher paper explores perspective taking
Description
School of Psychology PhD student Brad Mattan is lead author on a new paper published in Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognitionon the topic of perspective taking.
Date:
05/03/2015
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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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