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Trainee psychologist plays vital role in securing £100,000 for vulnerable youngsters
Trainee psychologist plays vital role in securing £100,000 for vulnerable youngsters
Description
Trainee Clinical Psychologist Carly Spicer made her mark during a work placement by helping a social enterprise secure £100,000 of government funding.
Date:
29/05/2014
Keeping to the beat is no mean feat: Scientists reveal how two tracks of music become one
Keeping to the beat is no mean feat: Scientists reveal how two tracks of music become one
Description
How does a DJ mix two songs to make the beat seem common to both tracks? And how accurate does beat mixing need to be to enhance, rather than disrupt perceived rhythm? In a study published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society, scientists from the School of Psychology presented a new model that predicts whether or not two tracks will seem to share a common beat.
Date:
21/05/2014
Birmingham Brief: Playing with fire - the peril of Britain's obsession with gambling
Description
Professor Jim Orford examines the government's decision to grant increased powers for local authorities to refuse new licences for betting shops and impose extra controls on machine gambling.
Date:
07/05/2014
Electricity provides the spark of understanding for brain researchers
Electricity provides the spark of understanding for brain researchers
Description
Brain oscillations are rhythmic electrical fluctuations that affect a number of cognitive functions, including memory. But can they be used to change our behaviour? Dr Simon Hanslmayr and colleagues tested this question in a paper.
Date:
01/05/2014
Researcher examines online exploitation in new paper
Description
Juliane Kloess, a doctoral researcher working in the Centre for Forensic and Criminological Psychology under the supervision of Professor Anthony Beech, has obtained acceptance for publication of her literature review paper in the forensic journal Trauma, Violence, and Abuse.
Date:
17/04/2014
Comedian Robin Ince lends a hand to The Selective Attention and Awareness Laboratory
Comedian Robin Ince lends a hand to The Selective Attention and Awareness Laboratory
Description
Science enthusiast and stand-up comedian Robin Ince visited The Selective Attention and Awareness Laboratory in the School of Psychology on 27 March to take part in a number of exciting experiments designed to investigate anomalous experiences and hallucinations.
Date:
04/04/2014
BUIC open day helps visitors to picture the brain
BUIC open day helps visitors to picture the brain
Description
BUIC opened its doors to the public on Saturday 22 March as part of the Flatpack film festival. Visitors had the chance to see facilities and learn about brain imaging during the Café Neuro event, which was organised by Flatpack and a team of University of Birmingham neuroscientists.
Date:
03/04/2014
Applications invited for UK's first forensic-clinical doctorate
Applications invited for UK's first forensic-clinical doctorate
Description
Applications are being accepted for a unique doctorate that allows students to practise two branches of applied psychology.
Date:
01/04/2014
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