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Rethinking dominance: a short film

Rethinking dominance: a short film
Description
The film company Coast has recently made a short film about a paper by Jennifer Cook, which shows that many dominant individuals, far from ignoring information from others, are actually keen social learners.
Date:
02/12/2015

Prize for healthy eating presentation

Prize for healthy eating presentation
Description
Dr Jason Michael Thomas was awarded a prize for his presentation on healthy eating, delivered at the Early Careers Researchers Event in Food 2015.
Date:
30/11/2015

Project funding from Guangzhou Municipal Government

Project funding from Guangzhou Municipal Government
Description
The University of Birmingham has been successful in bids for funding that will see key projects supported by the Guangzhou Municipal Government in China, including one which will look at memory improvement resulting from transcranial direct stimulation.
Date:
18/11/2015

Attention to eyes and psychopathic traits

Attention to eyes and psychopathic traits
Description
Researchers in the School have published a paper which shows that male individuals with high psychopathic traits have reduced attention to the eye region when looking at faces.
Date:
16/11/2015

Challenging gender bias in schools

Challenging gender bias in schools
Description
Dr Stephanie Burnett Heyes spoke at a London conference on 20 October about what gender differences in the brain can and cannot tell us about gender disparities in education.
Date:
10/11/2015

Doctoral Researcher paper looks at the effect of psychopathy on metacognition in schizophrenia

Doctoral Researcher paper looks at the effect of psychopathy on metacognition in schizophrenia
Description
Doctoral Researcher Ahmad Abu-Akel (pictured right) has had his paper accepted by the Journal of Abnormal Psychology. He has conducted research into the effect on metacognition, of comorbid psychopathy in schizophrenic patients with a history of criminal offending.
Date:
28/10/2015

Paper investigates teenage social behaviour in real-world networks

Paper investigates teenage social behaviour in real-world networks
Description
A recent paper published by Stephanie Burnett Heyes et al. in Child Development uses a combination of social network mapping and experimental social cognition tasks to investigate teenage social behaviour in real-world networks.
Date:
22/10/2015

Awareness in a vegetative state

Awareness in a vegetative state
Description
New insight into a vital cerebral pathway has explained how some patients in a vegetative state are aware despite appearing to be unconscious and being behaviourally unresponsive.
Date:
21/10/2015
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