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Latest news and forthcoming events and seminars from the School of Psychology.

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Outstanding Impact Award 2019

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Outstanding Impact Award 2019 awarded to Professor Jess Woodhams and Dr Kari Davies for ANPR Data Retention Project.
Date:
08/03/2019

Brain Awareness Week at the University of Birmingham

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Join us to celebrate the international Brain Awareness Week 11 - 17 March 2019: a Public Engagement event celebrated worldwide, to raise public awareness of the importance of brain research.
Date:
20/02/2019

Researchers reveal brain connections that disadvantage night owls

Researchers reveal brain connections that disadvantage night owls
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'Night owls' – those who go to bed and get up later – have fundamental differences in their brain function compared to 'morning larks' , which mean they could be disadvantaged by the constraints of a normal working day.
Date:
15/02/2019

Forensic Medical Exams and Preserving and Protecting Rape Complainants Memory

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Staff from the Applied Memory and Cognition Lab, in the Centre for Applied Psychology, will be hosting a free conference for FME and FNE's who take statements from adult and child victims of sexual assault.
Date:
14/02/2019

The human brain works backwards to retrieve memories

The human brain works backwards to retrieve memories
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When we remember a past event, the human brain reconstructs that experience in reverse order, according to a new study at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
14/01/2019

Measuring speed of mental replay of movies reveals new insights into how we access memories

Measuring speed of mental replay of movies reveals new insights into how we access memories
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Researchers have discovered that 'fully detailed' memories are stored in the brain, but people access this information at different speeds and levels of detail, with people accessing memories 'forward' that is recalling older information first.
Date:
18/12/2018

Innovative DNA recovery techniques could help victims catch rapists in Kenya

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"The self-administered DNA kits we're designing would make it possible to obtain valuable DNA evidence when there are no other means of doing so." Dr Heather Flowe, Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology, co-authors this piece for The Conversation
Date:
04/12/2018

Offenders process information differently from non-offenders

Offenders process information differently from non-offenders
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Professor Tony Beech talks to The Psychologist about his latest book, The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Forensic Neuroscience.
Date:
26/11/2018
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