Photo 1 [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 2 [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 3 [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
Photo 4 [16 February 2016] 4th year honours student Raluca Stan has been awarded a $1000 grant from www.trich.org to present her maxi project research at the International Trichotillomania Learning Centre conference in Dallas, Texas. Raluca is the first recipient from a British University to receive the grant. Her research investigating the role of Experiential Avoidance in Skin-Picking Disorder, supervised by Judith Stevenson, is expanding the work currently done into Body Focussed Repetitive Behaviours at Glasgow in a new, exciting direction.
Photo 5 [16 February 2016] CCNI DEBATE 2016 Monday 21st March, 1:00pm, Senate Room, University of Glasgow Brain reading: how can we decrypt neuronal representations? From popular press reports and cognitive neuroscience findings in prestigious journals, it appears that significant progress has been made in mind and brain reading, and in the capacity of machines to decode thoughts and personality traits and predict behaviour. At the core of these claims is the belief that new methodologies now enable us to infer sophisticated cognitive representations from brain data. But can we? In this CCNi Debate, experts in Neuroscience and Psychology will discuss the methodologies they use to study neuronal representations in the brain; what (i.e. cognitive categories) these methodologies are representing; the advantages and limitations of such methodological approaches in investigating the cognitive categories considered; the future directions for studying neuronal representations of cognitive categories.
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
May 6th 2016, 15:30
EMERGENCE OF TRANSFORMATION-TOLERANT REPRESENTATIONS OF VISUAL OBJECTS IN RAT LATERAL EXTRASTRIATE CORTEX

Dr Davide Zoccolan
from the International School for Advanced Studies Trieste, Italy
(invited by Guillaume A. Rousselet)
June 17th 2016, 15:30
FROM COMPUTER SIMULATIONS TO CLINICAL TRIALS FOR THE TREATMENT OF BRAIN NETWORK DISORDERS

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