Photo 1 [10 January 2018]

Registration is open for the Consortium of European Research on Emotion (CERE) Conference.

The conference is set to take place on 4-5 April 2018.

Register here:

Photo 2 [10 January 2018]

The INP and School of Psychology are set to host one-day workshop on teaching reproducible data analysis to students using R.

The workshop, which will take place on Thursday 8 March, is aimed at academics interested in making the transition to teaching reproducible research in R at their own institutions.

Full details and registration:

Photo 3 [10 January 2018]

Let's Make It Happen

A competition open to all UofG students!

Is your dream to build a robot? Are you planning a festival? Do you have a passion for history and want to share stories?

‘Let’s Make It Happen’ is a brand new competition to award up to £1,000 to fund a project that will allow students to do something extraordinary and to enhance their University experience.

Full details:

Photo 4 [20 December 2017]

We are delighted to highlight the recent achievement of one our undergraduates from 2016, David Johnstone.

David was awarded a Carnegie Summer Scholarship in 2016 with Drs Maxine Swingler and Kate Reid. The outcomes from this project have been published this month.

David applied qualitative methods to investigate the benefits of volunteering for young adults. The research was conducted in collaboration with a local charity the GK Experience. David’s research is published in the BPS journal, Qualitative Methods in Psychology Bulletin.
Photo 5 [30 November 2017] Prof Lars Muckli’s lab has published a paper in Nature journal ‘Scientific Reports’. Predictive coding has been suggested as a unifying theory of brain function. It is vital to challenge this theory against human behaviour, such as the influence of eye-movements. We move our eyes approximately 4 times per second, nevertheless, the world appears stable. If you were to move your video camera so frequently, the movie would appear jittered. The reason we still perceive the world as stable might be because our brains think ahead. Using fMRI, the authors used a visual illusion to show that the brain does anticipate the information it will see when the eyes next move. The study also reveals the potential for fMRI to contribute a high temporal resolution of processing; the authors were able to detect a difference in processing of only 32ms, much faster than typically thought possible with fMRI.
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
January 26th 2018, 15:30

Professor Matthew Lambon Ralph
from the University of Manchester
(invited by )
January 30th 2018, 15:00

Professor David Nicol
from the University of Strathclyde
(invited by )