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Successful 14th Rhythm Production and Perception Workshop (RPPW) hosted at Birmingham
Successful 14th Rhythm Production and Perception Workshop (RPPW) hosted at Birmingham
Description
Staff from the School of Psychology recently hosted the 14th Rhythm Production and Perception Workshop (RPPW) at the University of Birmingham. RPPW is the primary international research conference for dissemination of time perception and movement timing related research and has been established for nearly thirty years.
Date:
27/09/2013
£333K grant awarded to research a social norms approach to encourage healthier eating
£333K grant awarded to research a social norms approach to encourage healthier eating
Description
Dr Suzanne Higgs (Reader in the Psychobiology of Appetite) has been awarded £333,000 by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to fund research on the use of social norms to promote healthy eating.
Date:
27/09/2013
Stephen Mayhew and Andy Bagshaw have paper accepted by PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences)
Stephen Mayhew and Andy Bagshaw have paper accepted by PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences)
Description
This paper is the product of a collaboration between Birmingham's School of Psychology and Nottingham's Physics department using novel multimodal brain imaging techniques to better understand an often overlooked phase of brain function.
Date:
10/09/2013
£300K grant awarded for project to study the origins of cumulative culture in humans and great apes
Description
Dr Claudio Tennie (a recent Birmingham Fellow) has been awarded £300,000 by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to carry out a three year project which will evaluate the origins of cumulative culture in human children and great apes.
Date:
10/09/2013
Global ranking reinforces Birmingham's position as a world-class university
Description
The University of Birmingham has made an impressive 15 place rise to 62nd in this year's QS World University Rankings, cementing its position in the top 100 universities globally and placing it 10th in the UK.
Date:
10/09/2013
Professor Leam Craig appointed as a Fellow of the British Psychological Society
Description
Professor Leam Craig, member of the Centre for Forensic and Criminological Psychology in the school, has been appointed Fellow of the British Psychological Society (FBPsS).
Date:
23/08/2013
Research on anomalous cognitive experiences featured on National Geographic Channel
Description
Some of Dr Jason Braithwaite's research on how certain contexts can make people 'feel' spooked has been featured in a recent programme on the world-wide National Geographic channel. In the programme Dr Braithwaite explains how anomalous perceptions and hallucinations can be induced in certain susceptible observers if the context and setting is right.
Date:
20/08/2013
Dr Jason Braithwaite interviewed for BBC News feature on near-death experiences
Description
Dr Jason Braithwaite has been interviewed for a BBC News article that points to an explanation for why people claim to see white light or "life flash before their eyes" during near-death experiences.
Date:
16/08/2013
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