Photo 1 Mark Pagel is a Fellow of the Royal Society and Professor of Evolutionary Biology at Reading University in the UK. He is best known for his work on building statistical models to examine the evolutionary processes imprinted in animal and human behaviour, from genomics to the emergence of complex systems, including language and culture.

23 October:The evolution of language: from speech to culture
24 October:The evolution of creativity: you’re not as clever as you think
28 October:Human tribalism – a curse of our evolutionary past?
29 October:The end of Anthropology? What does the future hold for the world’s languages and cultures?

For more information, please see our Gifford Events page.The series will comprise four lectures, all will take place in the Sir Charles Wilson Building

Photo 2 Dr. Philiastides’ lab has published a paper showing that brain activity recorded using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) could predict response to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in depression. While CBT is an effective treatment for major depressive disorder, only up to 45% of depressed patients will respond to it. At present, it is not possible to tell in advance who is going to benefit from CBT and who is not. To obtain a mechanistically meaningful biomarker of CBT response, the work focuses on pre-treatment neural activity encoding a weighted reward prediction error, which is implicated in the acquisition and processing of feedback information during probabilistic learning. The findings could help patients receive the most appropriate treatment for depression in a timely manner.
Photo 3 Updates on forthcoming public engagement opportunities that will help build your skills and experience.
Tuesday, 20th August 2019 at 2:00 – 3.30pm Room 222/223 BHF Glasgow Cardiovascular Research Centre
Learn about the successful Cell Block Science, Explorathon 2019 - Europe’s biggest research-fuelled festival, and details of the exciting new University wide Impact in 60 Seconds. Together with a calendar of key Glasgow events and some top tips on selecting and applying to attend. Presentations will be followed by an open Q&A with refreshments. This networking event is open to MVLS Researchers, staff and post graduate students currently involved in public engagement or those who wish to learn more - plus anyone participating in Explorathon 2019. Book to attend at MVLS Public Engagement Gathering - Event Opportunities
Photo 4 The ScotPEN Wellcome Engagement Award is a pilot scheme to help Wellcome grant holders engage the public with their research. Applicants can bid for up to £100,000 or 5% of their main Wellcome grant. The pilot scheme is being hosted by the MVLS Engagement Team at the University of Glasgow and is designed to improve the number and quality of successful research engagement projects. Inter-institutional collaborations are also encouraged. Applications will open in August 2019 and the MVLS Engagement team will support those interested to help develop their application. Please email to register an interest in this award
Photo 5 The MVLS Engagement team of Alison Caldecott and Dr Becky Hothersall is helping MVLS staff and students share our research and work with public audiences.

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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
September 13th 2019, 15:30

Professor Niamh Stack
from the School of Psychology, University of Glasgow
(invited by INP/SoP)
September 20th 2019, 15:30

Dr Eric Hehman
from the McGill University
(invited by cSCAN)