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Would you like to sleep better? Take part in our study

Would you like to sleep better? Take part in our study
Description
The Oxford Access for Students Improving Sleep (OASIS) study, in collaboration with Dr Jason Braithwaite, is offering an effective state-of-the-art sleep improvement programme to all students who take part.
Date:
29/09/2015

Lecturer writes commentary for UNICEF Office of Research

Lecturer writes commentary for UNICEF Office of Research
Description
School of Psychology Lecturer Stephanie Burnett Heyes recently wrote a commentary for UNICEF Office of Research.
Date:
15/09/2015

ESRC funding secured for seminar series exploring cognitive intervention across the lifespan

ESRC funding secured for seminar series exploring cognitive intervention across the lifespan
Description
Dr Fiona McNab, in partnership with AgeUK, has secured funding for a seminar series entitled 'Cognitive intervention across the lifespan'.
Date:
10/09/2015

Participants needed for visual memory studies

Participants needed for visual memory studies
Description
Participants are needed to take part in two visual memory studies, taking place in the School of Psychology at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
06/08/2015

Successful self-other dynamics conference organised

Successful self-other dynamics conference organised
Description
On 6 July 2015, approximately 50 researchers from Birmingham and across the UK converged on the University of Birmingham for a one-day conference titled, 'It takes two to tango: A translational approach to self-other dynamics'.
Date:
05/08/2015

New study shows how complex bonobo communication is similar to that of human infants

New study shows how complex bonobo communication is similar to that of human infants
Description
Researchers at the University of Birmingham have found that wild bonobos, our closest living relatives in the primate world, communicate in a similar manner to human infants, using a high-pitched call type, or 'peep', that requires context to be understood.
Date:
04/08/2015

Measuring the time it takes to find 'a friend in a crowd': new paper

Measuring the time it takes to find 'a friend in a crowd': new paper
Description
In everyday life we are frequently faced with the task of finding a certain object among many other irrelevant objects (e.g. a friend in a crowd). The strategy underlying this visual search has been a topic of interest in psychology for many years.
Date:
04/08/2015

Grant from the Bial Foundation to examine hallucinatory anomalous body experiences

Grant from the Bial Foundation to examine hallucinatory anomalous body experiences
Description
Dr Jason Braithwaite (pictured right) has been awarded a grant for €41,600 from the Bial Foundation to examine anomalous body experiences in non-clinical populations.
Date:
29/07/2015
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