SLIDE TYPE
Wed
Mar 27
14:00
Methodology & Meta-science
Lisa DeBruine Your first R package with unit tests
CCNi Analysis Suite
Wed
Apr 3
10:00
MEG Meeting
MEG users meeting
Meeting Room, 62 Hillhead Street
Wed
Apr 3
14:00
Methodology & Meta-science
Anna Henschel Adventures with rtweet and tidytext
CCNi Analysis Suite
Thu
Apr 4
14:30
cSCAN Rounds
Matthew P. Aylett Honorary Fellow School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh To Go Where No Speech Synthesis Has Gone Before
Seminar Room, 62 Hillhead Street
Fri
Apr 5
15:30
Research Seminar
André Tomlin Managing Director & Founder the Mental Elf and the National Elf Service Blogs, Social Media and Gamification: How Elves (and Humans) Can Close the Gap Between Research and Practice
Seminar Room, 62 Hillhead Street
Wed
Apr 10
14:00
Methodology & Meta-science
Robin Ince A gentle introduction to the Partial Information Decomposition
Seminar Room, 62 Hillhead Street
Thu
Apr 11
14:30
cSCAN Rounds
Dr Andreas Olsson Senior Lecturer, Department of Clinical Neuroscience Karolinska Institutet (Sweden) The Social Transmission of Threat and Safety
Seminar Room, 62 Hillhead Street
Wednesday
March
27
Lisa DeBruine
Your first R package with unit tests
14:00 CCNi Analysis Suite
Writing your own R package is a great way to develop a library of functions you can reuse across your projects. In this workshop, we will go through the steps of creating a package, writing and documenting a function, writing unit tests to make sure your function is working as intended, and using your new package in a script. All materials will be available at https://debruine.github.io/tutorials/packages.html
Wednesday
April
3
MEG users meeting
10:00 Meeting Room, 62 Hillhead Street
Wednesday
April
3
Anna Henschel
Adventures with rtweet and tidytext
14:00 CCNi Analysis Suite
We have always suspected it: Twitter and #rstats go hand in hand. In this tutorial we will do some web-scraping with the rtweet package and look at various fun ways to analyse this data taking advantage of the tidytext package. Join this tutorial if, for example, you want to learn how to make a colourful word cloud out of everything you ever tweeted or if you want to plot what people have been saying about the Great British Bake Off over time.
Thursday
April
4
Matthew P. Aylett
Honorary Fellow
School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh
To Go Where No Speech Synthesis Has Gone Before
14:30 Seminar Room, 62 Hillhead Street
Computers are now speaking and listening to us more than ever. Ten years ago this technology was found mostly on automated phone lines, now we are used to speech interaction on personal digital assistants and smart speakers like Siri and Echo. Speech output is no longer just about solely conveying information. With speech functionality, computers have entered the social domain. In this talk I will give an overview of techniques that have been developed to give artificial voices character, and describe projects where speech synthesis has been used in novel areas such as bringing the dead back to life, supporting community radio, and talking sunglasses. About Matthew Matthew P. Aylett has been involved in speech technology and HCI as a student and researcher since 1994. He founded Cereproc […]
Friday
April
5
André Tomlin
Managing Director & Founder
the Mental Elf and the National Elf Service
Blogs, Social Media and Gamification: How Elves (and Humans) Can Close the Gap Between Research and Practice
15:30 Seminar Room, 62 Hillhead Street
In this talk, André Tomlin will focus on the difficulties that we all face in keeping up to date with reliable research and new ways that we can all adopt to engage more with the evidence that matters most. He will: • Describe how the National Elf Service is working with leading UK universities to embed blogging and social media within Masters courses • Inspire people interested in mental health research to get more involved in public engagement through blogs, social media and other digital media • Explain how to digitally disseminate a new piece of research most effectively, which will be of particular interest to researchers who wish to reach a wider audience with their work • Show how gamification can incentivise students and practitioners to keep up to date with the latest mental […]
Wednesday
April
10
Robin Ince
A gentle introduction to the Partial Information Decomposition
14:00 Seminar Room, 62 Hillhead Street
In many cases in neuroimaging or data analysis we evaluate a statistical dependence in many variables, and find effects in more than one. For example, we might find an effect between a presented stimulus and neural responses in different spatial regions, time periods or frequency bands. A natural question in such situations is to what extent is the statistical relationship in the two responses common, or overlapping, and to what extent is there a unique effect in one response that is not related to the other response. An information theoretic framework called the Partial Information Decomposition (PID) has been proposed to address these questions. The first part of the session will be a gentle introduction to information theoretic quantification of statistical interactions, introducing co-information, […]
Thursday
April
11
Dr Andreas Olsson
Senior Lecturer, Department of Clinical Neuroscience
Karolinska Institutet (Sweden)
The Social Transmission of Threat and Safety
14:30 Seminar Room, 62 Hillhead Street
In rapidly changing environments, humans and other animals often glean information about the value of objects and behaviors through social learning. In contrast to learning from direct, personal experiences, little is known about the mechanisms underlying social transmission of information, for example, trough observing others' emotional expressions. The speaker will discuss studies that use behavioral brain imaging and pharmacological techniques examining various forms of social emotional learning. The focus will be on observational threat, avoidance and safety learning. Consistent with research across species, the results of the studies conducted by the speaker and his colleagues show that these forms of social learning draw on processes partially shared with direct conditioning and extinction […]
Best Dissertation Supervisor Award!
22 March 2019 Congratulations to Maria Gardani for winning the Best Dissertation Supervisor Award last night at the GUSRC Student Teaching Awards!
Staff Survey 2019
13 March 2019 Calling all
Postdoctoral Researchers,
Professional & Support Staff and Academics! Your opinion matters!


We are committed to fostering a supportive, equal and inclusive working environment in the School of Psychology + Institute of Neuroscience & Psychology.


To contribute to this, please share your views and suggestions through the staff survey!


Open until 14th April
Congratulations Holly !
6 March 2019 Every year the Student’s Representative Council hosts the Student Teaching Awards (aka the STAs), a fantastic chance for to recognise the outstanding work of those members of staff who have gone above and beyond to make students time at Glasgow the best it can possibly be!



Congratulations to Holly Scott who has been nominated for “Best Postgraduate who teaches”
Congratulations Leonie !
6 March 2019 Every year the Student’s Representative Council hosts the Student Teaching Awards (aka the STAs), a fantastic chance for to recognise the outstanding work of those members of staff who have gone above and beyond to make students time at Glasgow the best it can possibly be!



Congratulations to Leonie Schorrlepp who has been nominated for “Best Student Representative”
Student Teaching Awards
6 March 2019 The School/INP feature widely in the University Student Teaching Awards – eight nominations across seven different categories.
Best Postgraduate who teaches: Holly Scott
Highly innovative teaching: Dale Barr
Best research supervisor: Alessio Fracasso
Best feedback: Kate Reid
Best Dissertation Supervisor: Steve Draper/Maria Gardani
Best use of technology in learning: Niamh Stack
Best Student Representative: Leonie Schorrlepp
Thank you from Athena SWAN
5 March 2019 The School of Psychology and the Institute of Neuroscience & Psychology is committed to fostering an equal, diverse and inclusive working environment for all people working and learning with us.


Thank you to everyone in the SoP+INP who has participated in developing a wide of range of activities to promote gender equality within the SoP+INP, the wider academic community and society.
Heritage Dissertation Award
25 February 2019 Congratulations to Thora Bjornsdottir who has won the Heritage Dissertation Award from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) for her dissertation entitled “Investigating the pervasiveness of social class cues in the face.” Well done, Thora!

Developing the next generation of experts in artificial social intelligence
21 February 2019 Researchers from the University of Glasgow will lead a Centre for Doctoral Training aimed at developing the next generation of experts in artificial social intelligence.
A total of 50 new PhDs will be trained at the UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Social Intelligent Artificial Agents (SOCIAL), led by the University of Glasgow’s Professor Alessandro Vinciarelli.
SOCIAL is one of 16 new Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs) which will share in £200m in new funding announced today (Thursday 21 February). The CDTs, based at 14 UK universities and supported by 300 partners, are aimed at training 1000 new PhDs to improve healthcare, tackle climate change and create new commercial opportunities.
Prof Alessandro Vinciarelli, who led the bid, said ‘We are most grateful to UKRI for recognising the needs of the UK economy to become more competitive via informed use & development of socially intelligent agents, & to trust us to train the next generation of experts."
Congratulations!
7 February 2019 Congratulations to Emily Cross and Rich Ramsey on the birth of baby Harper, born on Monday weighing 7 pounds.



Mother and baby are both doing well.



Welcome to the world Harper!
Institutional Strategic Support Fund (ISSF) Calls
4 February 2019 Applications are now invited for a number of ISSF funding
schemes - the Omics Feasibility Scheme,
Secondments Scheme, Carers Conference Fund,
Academic Returners Scheme and the Network and
Events Fund.

Please see the Glasgow Polyomics/ISSF
webpage below for more details:
https://www.gla.ac.uk/colleges/mvls/supportforresearch/
workingwithwellcome/
The 2019 Equality, Diversity and Inclusiveness staff survey is coming!
4 February 2019 The School of Psychology and Institute of Neuroscience & Psychology are committed to fostering a fair, supportive and inclusive working environment. Your views and experiences working within the SoP+INP are therefore greatly valued in evaluating the actions we have taken and to inform future strategies. Please do share your views and any constructive suggestions in our upcoming survey. All responses will be anonymised by the Equality and Diversity Unit at The University of Glasgow and remain confidential.
--Rachael Jack, Chair of Committee
THANK YOU!
31 January 2019 A big thank you to all of our staff and students who have contributed to fostering equality, diversity and inclusiveness in the School of Psychology and the Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology. Thank you for all your hard work, commitment and constructive efforts!
--Rachael Jack, Chair of Committee
PUB NIGHT
Friday 29 March 2019 after 6PM

The third Pub Night of 2019 will be at

THE SIKORSKI POLISH CLUB!

5 Parkgrove Terrace
G3 7SD

(the Pub is in the basement and opens at 6pm)