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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

Funding success for Institute for Mental Health

Funding success for Institute for Mental Health
Description
The Institute for Mental Health at the University of Birmingham has been awarded £1.5M from the Wolfson Foundation to fund a research centre focused on supporting youth mental health.
Date:
07/07/2021

Autistic children can benefit from attention training – new study

Autistic children can benefit from attention training – new study
Description
Attention training in young people with autism can lead to significant improvements in academic performance, according to a new study.
Date:
06/07/2021

Newly established Marek Sinason Memorial Fund advances psychology graduate's research skill set

Description
A fund has been set up at The University of Birmingham to provide an annual award of £250 to reward excellence in final year UK undergraduate or Masters students in psychology and/or music.
Date:
28/06/2021

Autistic people find it harder to identify anger in facial expressions – new study

Autistic people find it harder to identify anger in facial expressions – new study
Description
Autistic people's ability to accurately identify facial expressions is affected by the speed at which the expression is produced and its intensity, according to new research at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
02/06/2021

Locomotion Vault will help guide innovations in virtual reality locomotion

Locomotion Vault will help guide innovations in virtual reality locomotion
Description
Experts in virtual reality locomotion have developed a new resource that analyses all the different possibilities of locomotion currently available.
Date:
13/05/2021
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