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Delayed word processing could predict patients' potential to develop Alzheimer's disease

Delayed word processing could predict patients' potential to develop Alzheimer's disease
Description
A delayed neurological response to processing the written word could be an indicator that a patient with mild memory problems is at an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, research led by the University of Birmingham has discovered.
Date:
20/10/2017

Paper analyses approaches of online sexual offenders

Paper analyses approaches of online sexual offenders
Description
Dr Juliane Kloess recently published a paper which aims to provide an inclusive and realistic account of the offence processes of naturally occurring, sexually exploitative interactions between offenders and victims that take place via Internet communication platforms.
Date:
30/08/2017

Fellowship awarded for new research into the cerebellum

Fellowship awarded for new research into the cerebellum
Description
Professor Chris Miall has received a Leverhulme Senior Research Fellowship for 2017-18, to pursue new research into the role of the cerebellum in cognition.
Date:
08/08/2017

£1M BBSRC grant awarded to study how aging influences sense of touch

£1M BBSRC grant awarded to study how aging influences sense of touch
Description
Professor Alan Wing, together with Dr Massimiliano Di Luca, and Dr Roberta Roberts from the University of Birmingham and Dr Harriet Allen from the University of Nottingham, have been awarded a BBSRC Grant worth £1 million for a project that aims to understand how aging influences tactile surface perception in decision and action.
Date:
02/08/2017

PhD student awarded prize for memory formation poster

PhD student awarded prize for memory formation poster
Description
School of Psychology PhD student Ben Griffiths was awarded a prize for best poster at the 'Cutting EEG' conference in Glasgow last month.
Date:
31/07/2017

Spotlight on: The Birmingham Institute for Mental Health

Spotlight on: The Birmingham Institute for Mental Health
Description
The Birmingham Institute for Mental Health (IMH) has been created to improve the care and outcomes of those suffering from problems in their mental health, and to ensure a sustained impact on public policy and practice.
Date:
26/07/2017

Sleep guide developed by staff and students is launched at conference

Sleep guide developed by staff and students is launched at conference
Description
A resource for parents of children with neurodevelopmental disorders developed by members of the Cerebra Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders and the charity Cerebra was successfully launched at a conference in Birmingham at the end of June.
Date:
25/07/2017

Psychology student wins 3-Minute Thesis competition

Psychology student wins 3-Minute Thesis competition
Description
Meryl Lewis, studying for a PhD in Clinical Psychology in the School of Psychology, has won the 2017 University of Birmingham Three Minute Thesis competition.
Date:
07/07/2017
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