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2M Euro grant for childhood brain injury research

2M Euro grant for childhood brain injury research
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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

Remembering past events quicker than we thought

Remembering past events quicker than we thought
Description
Research published in the Journal of Neuroscience has shown that retrieving memories of events from our past may take place quicker than we previously thought – and it is possible to interfere with that process.
Date:
06/01/2016

Human decision-making in using objects

Human decision-making in using objects
Description
A recently published research paper has provided further insight into how humans decide how to use an object, a question which has long been of interest to psychologists.
Date:
21/12/2015

Offender strategies in online sexual exploitation

Offender strategies in online sexual exploitation
Description
A recently published paper has looked at the strategies that sexual offenders use when communicating with victims via Internet platforms.
Date:
21/12/2015
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