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Our eyes and brain work together to create a 'pipeline' of meaning – new study

Our eyes and brain work together to create a 'pipeline' of meaning – new study
Description
Humans read by 'pre-processing' written words to create a pipeline of meaning, according to new research at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
21/09/2021

New guide aims to help young people discuss mental health with their GP

New guide aims to help young people discuss mental health with their GP
Description
A guide to help young people talk to their GP about self-harm and suicidal experiences has been developed by researchers at the University of Birmingham in partnership with a group of youth advisors.
Date:
10/09/2021

Children at greatest risk of sexual violence in Kenya during the pandemic

Description
A study of sexual violence in Kenya during the Covid-19 pandemic finds that children were more likely than adults to be attacked by somebody familiar to them.
Date:
09/09/2021

Alcohol and other substance use play complex roles in young people's experience of attempted suicide

Alcohol and other substance use play complex roles in young people's experience of attempted suicide
Description
Alcohol and other substance use play complex roles in suicidal behaviour among young people. Gaining a better understanding of these impacts can help services better support young people, according to a new study.
Date:
06/09/2021

Motivation depends on how the brain processes fatigue

Motivation depends on how the brain processes fatigue
Description
Researchers at the University of Birmingham & University of Oxford have shown that the willingness to work is not static, and depends upon the fluctuating rhythms of fatigue.
Date:
30/07/2021

Older people are worse at learning to help themselves, but just as good at learning to help others

Older people are worse at learning to help themselves, but just as good at learning to help others
Description
Older adults may be slower to learn actions and behaviours that benefit themselves, but new research shows they are just as capable as younger people of learning behaviours that benefit others.
Date:
22/07/2021

'A fellowship of abstinent friends' to be created in University campus addiction recovery programme

'A fellowship of abstinent friends' to be created in University campus addiction recovery programme
Description
A pilot programme designed to work with students in recovery from addiction to alcohol, drugs, gambling or other behavioural addiction could provide a template approach to supporting student recovery nationwide.
Date:
19/07/2021

Interactive police line-ups improve eyewitness accuracy – study

Interactive police line-ups improve eyewitness accuracy – study
Description
Eyewitnesses can identify perpetrators more accurately when they are able to manipulate 3D images of suspects, according to a new study.
Date:
09/07/2021
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