Photo 1 [26 May 2016] The Integrative Neuroscience Lab in the Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology celebrates a new publication in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA (PNAS). The cognitive neuroscientists delineated two mechanisms by which the quality of sensory percepts, such as the pitch of a tone, is shaped by the state of brain activity a few hundred milliseconds before the tone is presented. Mechanisms such as these are important for understanding illusory and aberrant percepts in health and disease.
Photo 2 [6 May 2016] An intriguing paper published in eLife. “Lip movements entrain the observers’ low-frequency brain oscillations to facilitate speech intelligibility” by Hyojin Park, Christoph Kayser, Gregor Thut, Joachim Gross unravelled the mechanism of how brain signals align to rhythmic lip movements during continuous speech. This study provides new insights into neural mechanisms of human communication with implications for the study of lip-reading between people with hearing difficulties. This work is also selected for the oral presentation and Merit Abstract Award at the OHBM meeting this year. The article can be found here and a nice piece of news can be found here.
Photo 3 [24 March 2016] Congratulations to Ms Judith Stevenson and Dr Ian Bushnell in their achievements at the recent Student Teaching Awards. Judith was the recipient of "Best Advisor of Studies" and Ian won the award for "Focus on Employability & Entrepreneurship." Congratulations are also extended to Dr Debbie Dewar, Dr Heather Woods, and Dr Dale Barr who received nominations for "Best Dissertation Supervisor", "Best Research Supervisor", and "Most Innovative Teaching" respectively.
Photo 4 [4 March 2016] Many congratulations to the Level 1 and 2 Psychology students who were awarded Certificates of Academic Achievement for earning an A grade in semester 1. The certificates were presented by the L1 and 2 Course Tutors, Drs Jason Bohan and Maxine Swingler, at a reception in the School’s seminar room where Director of Teaching, Dr Margaret Martin, welcomed the students and congratulated them on their achievement. The Certificates were introduced in 2013 as a way of formally recognising and rewarding hard working students for their sustained excellence during the semester.
Photo 5 [2 March 2016] Glasgow psychology researchers have been recognized for their conceptual innovation and potential to motivate new research and further conceptual investigation. The 2016 Social and Affective Neuroscience Society’s Innovation Award has been awarded to Rachael Jack, Oliver Garrod and Philippe Schyns’ paper "Dynamic Facial Expressions of Emotion Transmit an Evolving Hierarchy of Signals over Time", published in Current Biology. Congratulations! This prestigious award recognizes research authored by a SAN member and published in a scholarly outlet that makes a contribution likely to generate the discovery of new hypotheses, new phenomena, or new ways of thinking about the discipline of social and affective neuroscience. The Society’s webpage can be found here and the article can be found here
Psychology at the University of Glasgow is rated very highly for research and teaching.
In the 2014 UK Research Excellence Framework, Psychology at Glasgow was ranked #1 in research intensity (jointly with UCL) according to the Times Higher Education. We earned the highest grade possible (4*) for a very high proportion (44%) of research. For teaching, we are consistently ranked 1st in Scotland and in the top 5 in the UK in national league tables, such as #2 in the 2015 Guardian Universities Guide.
The Subject Area of Psychology spans two colleges:

-  the College of Science
   and Engineering

-  the College of Medical,
    Veterinary and Life Sciences
June 17th 2016, 15:30

Professor Flavio Frohlich
from the School of Medicine, University of North Carolina
(invited by Gregor Thut)