Photo 1 [2 August 2016] Best Paper for the prestigious 39th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval was won by Yashar Moshfeghi, Peter Triantafillou and Frank Pollick for their paper “Understanding Information Need: an fMRI Study”. The study involved a unique collaboration in the College of Science and Engineering between the ‘School of Psychology’ and the ‘School of Computing Science’ to combine experimental techniques of brain imaging and information retrieval. This work was chosen best among a field of 341 submissions for its groundbreaking work in relating existing theories of information need to underlying processes of the human brain.
Photo 2 [4 July 2016] Researchers from the CCNi have developed a method to characterise oscillatory activity in human resting-state MEG data. They made use of single-trial clustering, which results in robust spectral fingerprints for anatomically defined brain areas. These spectral modes generalise across participants and can be used for automatic classification of regional oscillatory brain activity. Anne Keitel and Joachim Gross published the study in PLoS Biology. The article can be found here
Photo 3 [14 June 2016] The annual Guardian University Guide was published in May and the School of Psychology were delighted to be ranked 4th nationally behind Cambridge, Bath, and St Andrews. The School earned an overall score of 88.7, and were especially pleased to receive high scores for overall student satisfaction (95%) and satisfaction with teaching (95%). Much of this success is due to the excellent teaching provided by a team of highly qualified University Teachers who lecture and supervise students across all years of study. They work hard to ensure our teaching is research led, involving their researcher colleagues directly in curriculum strand development, assessment and feedback, and skills development in small group teaching.
Photo 4 [8 June 2016] The University of Glasgow has been nominated for 12 Herald Higher Education Awards with the School of Psychology shortlisted for the Enhancing Student Learning Award, in recognition of its work to improve training in research methods and statistics. The awards celebrate extraordinary work in universities and colleges in Scotland, recognising the exceptional standard of education that is offered throughout Scotland every year. Winners are announced on Thursday 14th July, with Drs. Dale Barr, Phil McAleer, and Niamh Stack representing the School.
Photo 5 [26 May 2016] The Integrative Neuroscience Lab in the Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology celebrates a new publication in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA (PNAS). The cognitive neuroscientists delineated two mechanisms by which the quality of sensory percepts, such as the pitch of a tone, is shaped by the state of brain activity a few hundred milliseconds before the tone is presented. Mechanisms such as these are important for understanding illusory and aberrant percepts in health and disease.
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
September 6th 2016, 15:30
SPATIAL ASYMMETRIES IN ACTION, PERCEPTION AND REPRESENTATION

Mike Nicholls
from the Flinders University Australia
(invited by Monika Harvey)
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