Photo 1 [8 October 2014] PhD student Ioannis Politis received the Best Paper Award at the 6th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (AutoUI2014), held in Seattle, WA, USA. The title of his paper was ‘Speech Tactons Improve Speech Warnings for Drivers’, and was jointly authored with his supervisors, Prof Stephen Brewster in the School of Computing Science and Prof Frank Pollick in the School of Psychology. The work is part of Ioannis’ PhD studies into the psychology and design of multisensory warning signals for applications in driving, which is funded by the global semiconductor company Freescale.
Photo 2 [3 October 2014] £1m project sets out to find mental illness ‘fingerprint’ in brainwaves
A team of psychologists and psychiatrists are beginning research on a brainwave ‘fingerprint’ which could identify young people at risk of developing serious mental illness.
Researchers from the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh are looking to recruit 100 volunteers aged between 16 and 35 for a new £1m project which will measure their brain activity and examine changes in their mental state for a period of up to two years.
The researchers hope that the project could lead to an early-warning system capable of identifying people at high risk of developing psychosis before they fully manifest the symptoms, such as hallucinations or delusions.
Photo 3 [9 September 2014] Professors Christoph Kayser and Joachim Gross have been awarded a Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 3-year grant to study how seeing a speakers face can make us hear better. It is well known that visual information changes the way our brain processes sounds and this affects how well we can converse in noisy acoustic environments. The project “Pathways and mechanisms underlying the visual enhancement of hearing in challenging environments” investigates the underlying neural mechanisms using combined neuroimaging (MEG) and behavioural studies to provide a better understanding of how our brain encodes what we hear and help us understand hearing deficits or enhance computer assisted communication technologies.
Photo 4 [29 August 2014] Dr Rachael Jack (front, third from left) from the School of Psychology is inducted as a Member of the Royal Society of Edinburgh Young Academy of Scotland (RSE YAS).
Photo 5 [29 August 2014] This year saw a record number of GU School of Psychology students taking up the opportunity of an overseas experience. This summer 19 students took part in psychology-related work experience placements in Europe as part of the Erasmus programme. A further 21 students were selected to go out on international or Erasmus exchange. We are also very pleased to welcome all of our international visiting students this year – we hope you have a great time studying Psychology here.
Psychology at the University of Glasgow is rated very highly for research and teaching.
In the RAE 2008, Psychology at Glasgow retained its position as one of the top ten research institutions in the country. The score for its proportion of research rated 4* (highest grade possible) was very high. On this figure, Psychology at Glasgow was ranked 7th in the UK.
This excellent rating was achieved at the same time as increasing the number of staff submitted by nearly 50% over the previous exercise.
In the most recent National Student Survey (2010) Psychology at Glasgow was ranked within the top 10 of all UK Psychology Departments.
The Subject Area of Psychology spans two colleges:

-  the College of Science
   and Engineering

-  the College of Medical,
    Veterinary and Life Sciences
October 31st 2014, 15:30

Professor Patricio O'Donnell
from the Pfizer Neuroscience Research Unit Cambridge, MA
(invited by Peter Uhlhaas)
November 4th 2014, 15:30

Kaustubh Supekar
from the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Child Development, Stanford School of Medicine
(invited by Frank E. Pollick)