Photo 1 [16 March 2015] Congratulations to Chaona Chen who has won the prestigious Elsevier/Vision Research Travel Awards 2015! This is an extremely competitive award with only the top 10% student research projects succeeding. Chaona will deliver a talk on her PhD work The Face is the Mirror of the Cultural Mind at the next Vision Sciences Society Annual Meeting in Florida, USA.
Photo 2 [2 January 2015] University of Glasgow is rated UK’s #1 for Research Intensity in Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience (jointly with UCL) according to the Times Higher Education Intensity ranking. Times Higher Education used the REF ‘grade point average’ (GPA) and estimated Research Intensity, which is the GPA multiplied by the proportion of eligible staff submitted.

"The College’s Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience submission also excelled with 44% rated 'world-leading': an evaluation which underlined its grounding in excellence, particularly in systems neuroscience, cognitive neuroimaging and social interactions."

Photo 3 [3 June 2014] Glasgow Psychology is consistently at the top end of Psychology in the UK and has just been rated as number 2 in the UK out of 109 universities. Once again we have exceptionally high student satisfaction and the highest possible 'added value' score.
Photo 4 [29 May 2014] SOUND AND VISION: VISUAL CORTEX PROCESSES AUDITORY INFORMATION TOO - Seeing is believing’, so the idiom goes, but new research suggests vision also involves a bit of hearing. Scientists studying brain process involved in sight have found the visual cortex also uses information gleaned from the ears as well as the eyes when viewing the world. They suggest this auditory input enables the visual system to predict incoming information and could confer a survival advantage. Professor Lars Muckli, who led the research, said: “Sounds create visual imagery, mental images, and automatic projections. “So, for example, if you are in a street and you hear the sound of an approaching motorbike, you expect to see a motorbike coming around the corner. If it turned out to be a horse, you’d be very surprised.” The study, published in the journal Current Biology, involved conducting five different experiments using fMRI to examine the activity in the early visual cortex in 10 volunteer subjects.
Photo 5 [13 March 2014] How long do you have to make a good first impression? A new paper published in PLOS ONE, by Phil McAleer and Pascal Belin, with Alex Todorov, Princeton, US, shows that from the moment you have said ‘Hello’, people have already formed an impression of you. The study looks at situations where you can only hear a person speak but can’t see their face. From that sparse information, you have already started to make a judgement about whether you think the person is trustworthy, and whether you think they are dominant. It is suggested that such a rapid decision may have evolved from a time when the decision to approach and trust a person was crucial to survival.
Phil McAleer was interviewed live on the BBC Radio 4, PM Show with Eddie Mair on 13 March 2014.
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
UPCOMING EVENTS
April 24th 2015, 14:30
NOVEL MRI METHODS FOR ASSESSING CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASE

Professor Peter Jezzard
from the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Oxford
(invited by )
April 30th 2015, 15:30
DISTRIBUTED NEURAL SYSTEMS FOR PERSON PERCEPTION

Maria Ida Gobbini
from the Psychological & Brain Sciences, Dartmouth
(invited by Lars Muckli)
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