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Undergraduate student visit to Twycross Zoo

Undergraduate student visit to Twycross Zoo
Description
As part of their final-year study our students are currently comparing the cognitive abilities of human children with other great apes, as well as crows and elephants. Twycross Zoo is a world primate centre and the only place in the UK where the students can see all four non-human great apes: chimpanzees, bonobos, orangutans and gorillas.
Date:
16/03/2016

How does the brain 'feel' objects?

How does the brain 'feel' objects?
Description
A paper published in NeuroImage by a recently graduated doctoral researcher explores how viewing an object can induce brain activity related to touch.
Date:
03/03/2016

How long is a second?

How long is a second?
Description
A paper by doctoral researcher Ninja K. Horr, Dr Massimiliano Di Luca, and Dr Maria Wimber, recently accepted for publication in NeuroImage, investigates the brain's ability to keep track of time.
Date:
02/03/2016

2M Euro grant for childhood brain injury research

2M Euro grant for childhood brain injury research
Description
Amanda Wood has been awarded a grant worth more than 2 million Euros by the European Research Council to look at whether brain imaging biomarkers can predict outcomes of childhood brain injury.
Date:
25/02/2016

Human children and wild great apes share tool use cognition

Human children and wild great apes share tool use cognition
Description
Young children will spontaneously invent tool behaviours to solve novel problems, without the help of adults, much as non-human great apes have been observed to do. The findings, from the School of Psychology, are contrary to the popular belief that basic tool use in humans requires social learning.
Date:
24/02/2016

Which circumstances make us better perspective-takers?

Which circumstances make us better perspective-takers?
Description
Recent PhD graduate from the School of Psychology Brad Mattan is the lead author on two new papers published in the journals Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience on the role that age and empathy play in visual perspective taking.
Date:
16/02/2016

Attachment in children living in alternative care

Attachment in children living in alternative care
Description
Manuela Garcia Quiroga, PhD student in the School of Psychology, has recently published a paper which suggests that the attachment bond which children in alternative care establish for their carers, differs from that of the attachment established by family-raised children.
Date:
11/02/2016

The brain mechanisms that facilitate episodic memory

The brain mechanisms that facilitate episodic memory
Description
A new study paper, co-authored by Dr Simon Hanslmayr, has suggested how opposing brain mechanisms might facilitate episodic memory. 
Date:
08/02/2016
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Central England Neurorehabilitation Network (CEReN) meeting

Date
17/05/2017
Location:
Learning Centre - UG05
Description
This seminar as part of a new initiative called Central England Neurorehabilitation Network (CEReN) which brings together clinicians and scientists interested in rehabilitation across the Midlands.

PG Virtual Open Day - School of Psychology

Date
22/05/2017
Description
This Postgraduate Virtual Open Day is designed to inform prospective postgraduate students about the programmes available in the School of Psychology.

Innovation in cultural systems – an interdisciplinary meeting

Date
25 - 26/05/2017
Location:
University of Birmingham
Description
Two doctoral researchers from the School of Psychology - PhD students Elisa Bandini and Eva Reindl, will be hosting a two-day interdisciplinary conference at the University of Birmingham on the 25th and 26th of May 2017 on the topic 'Innovation in cultural systems – an interdisciplinary meeting'.
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