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Simon Hanslymar paper 'Prestimulus oscillatory phase at 7Hz gates cortical information flow and visual perception' accepted by Current Biology
Description
Against the intuitive notion that information flows in a continuous, steady-state fashion from our sensory channels, research demonstrated that humans sample visual information in discrete time windows oscillating at around 5-10 Hz.
Date:
18/11/2013
Jim Orford speaks to BBC Breakfast and BBC Radio 4 programme You and Yours about gambling problems in young people
Description
On 10th October Jim Orford spoke to BBC Breakfast and BBC Radio 4 programme You and Yours about gambling problems. This was following on from a report which was recently published by the national organisation GamCare saying that there are an increasing number of younger people amongst the clients of their services for people with gambling problems.
Date:
18/11/2013
£388K grant awarded to research the neuropsychological profile of different sex offenders
Description
Dr Ian Mitchell, Dr Pia Rotshtein and Prof Anthony Beech have been awarded £388,000 by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to fund research on the neuropsychological profiles of different types of sexual offenders.
Date:
13/11/2013
Doctoral researcher Mary Heald awarded the Pat Howlin Prize by the Society for the Study of Behavioural Phenotypes
Description
Mary Heald, PhD student in the Cerebra Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders, has been awarded the Pat Howlin Prize by the Society for the Study of Behavioural Phenotypes at their 17th International Symposium in Stellenbosch, South Africa.
Date:
13/11/2013
New paper on children's tool making features in special issue on Tool Use as Adaptation, published by the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society
New paper on children's tool making features in special issue on Tool Use as Adaptation, published by the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society
Description
A group of Psychologists and a Biologist from University of Birmingham, led by Dr Sarah Beck, have been investigating tool making in children, and in particular whether children can make novel tools to solve a problem, without having seen an example of the tool they need before they try it.
Date:
06/11/2013
Anthony Beech invited to speak at the Council of Europe about alternatives to imprisonment
Description
Professor Anthony Beech was invited to speak as one of the small number of scientific experts at the Council of Europe, Strasbourg, in France, on 25-27th September 2013, about alternatives to imprisonment.
Date:
05/11/2013
Doctorate in Forensic Clinical Psychology: A Birmingham first in collaboration with St Andrew's Healthcare
Doctorate in Forensic Clinical Psychology: A Birmingham first in collaboration with St Andrew's Healthcare
Description
This is a new four year doctoral programme that started in the School of Psychology this September. It is the first practitioner Doctorate in the UK to provide people who complete the course eligibility to practice in two different branches of applied psychology, in this case Forensic and Clinical Psychology.
Date:
28/10/2013
£70K NSPCC grant awarded to explore The Impact of Online Sexual Abuse on the Victim
Description
The sexual abuse of children online has exploded in recent years and the psychological repercussions can be detrimental to the development and wellbeing of young people. However, whilst the risk posed to young people online is an ever increasing cause for concern, the research in this field is extremely limited.
Date:
14/10/2013
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