Photo 1 [18 May 2017]

Time to look beyond differences in means!

Guillaume Rousselet (INP), Cyril Pernet (University of Edinburgh) & Rand Wilcox (University of Southern California) have released a tutorial explaining why data analyses limited to differences in means can be misleading, and why bar graphs are inappropriate graphical representations. As an alternative to these classic but outdated approaches, the tutorial presents powerful modern tools based on detailed illustrations of effects and robust inferences. The tutorial, in press at the European Journal of Neuroscience, is supported by publicly available datasets and analysis code in R and Matlab.
Photo 2 [12 May 2017] The first Workshop on Rhythms in the Brain (WoRB) will be held in Glasgow on Monday 11th September 2017. WoRB sets the stage for four leading experts show-casing and discussing their state-of-the-art research. Condensed talks and discussions aim to foster scientific exchange and spawn future perspectives for studying the functional role of intrinsic brain rhythms. Two key aspects will be in the spotlight: 1) What do brain rhythms code for and how do they give rise to the complexity and efficiency in human behaviour? 2) How can we drive brain rhythms and establish their causal role in cognition through brain stimulation? For more info see:
Photo 3 [11 May 2017] To honour the pioneering work of Karen Spärck Jones, the British Computer Society holds a distinguished lecture in her name each year, celebrating a prominent female computing researcher. This year's lecture will be delivered by Dr Maja Mataric and will be streamed live from the School of Computing Science, preceded by a public social robotics demo session. Maja Mataric is the Professor and Chan Soon-Shiong Chair of Computer Science, Neuroscience & Pediatrics; Founding Director at the USC's Robotics and Autonomous Systems Center; and Director of the USC's Robotics Research Lab. The social robotics demo session will take place in the Atrium of the Wolfson Medical Building from 15:00-17:00. The demo will be followed by a live stream of the lecture in Room 208 of the Sir Alexander Stone building.
Photo 4 [20 April 2017] Science in the pub! Come support four of our researchers taking part in the Pint of Science public engagement festival. Niamh Stack, Phil McAleer, Heather Woods and Frank Pollick will be showcasing a range of the School’s cutting-edge research, from giftedness to voice perception and sleep to neuroaesthetics. Pint of Science aims to deliver interesting and relevant talks to the public on the latest research, in an accessible format, all hosted in pubs across the country. This year for the first time in Glasgow, the 'Beautiful Mind' theme will host three nights of talks on Neuroscience and Psychology in the Hug and Pint on 15-17th May 2017. Get your tickets at:
Photo 5 [27 March 2017] Success at the BPS-Scotland Undergraduate Conference 2017 A large group of third and fourth year students attended the BPS Scotland Undergraduate Conference hosted by the School of Psychology at the University of Edinburgh. The conference was attended by nearly 400 students from across Scotland. University of Glasgow students were selected to present over a third of the presentations on the day. Five prizes were presented for the Best Talks of the day and three of these were won by Glasgow students, Veronica Stonka, Inga Marie Freud, and Laura Hensel. Congratulations to them and everyone else who presented at this year’s conference.
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
May 31st 2017, 16:00

Professor Nikos K Logothetis
from the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tübingen
(invited by )
June 23rd 2017, 15:30

Professor David Atwell
from the University College London
(invited by )