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Theme Newsletter May 2012

Updates on strands, grant development, Annual Neuroscience & Behaviour Day, Journal Club and New Grants

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Theme update February 2012

Update on organisation for the theme, following our steering group meeting on 23rd February 2012

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FP7 2013 calls for Proposals now open: €8 billion available

The European Commission has this week launched 52 calls for proposals and two prizes for the 2013 FP7 calls. Calls cover the Cooperation, Ideas, People and Capacities pillars as well as the Euratom programme.

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Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2013 - Call for Proposals

The Royal Society is delighted to invite proposals for the summer 2013 Summer Science Exhibition, which will be held at the Royal Society in London from 2-7 July 2013

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Psychologists find a whole new view on reading

Psychologists find a whole new view on reading

According to University of Leicester researchers, the way we read words changes as we grow older

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Unique spinal nerve cell activity discovery

Unique spinal nerve cell activity discovery

Research team identifies novel forms of activity linked to development of motor behaviours such as swimming

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Leicester neuroscience research hits front page of Scientific American

Leicester neuroscience research hits front page of Scientific American

World-leading research on memory formation carried out by Professor Rodrigo Quian Quiroga has been featured in a prestigious science magazine

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Ian's blog

Update from theme symposium - prizes and competition announcement

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Leicester psychologist explores how family conflict affects children

Leicester psychologist explores how family conflict affects children

Study involving University of Leicester academic provides insight into emotional and behavioural problems in children

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Father's Day: Dads show plenty of (stickle)back-bone

Father's Day: Dads show plenty of (stickle)back-bone

Male stickleback fish deserve extra praise this Father’s Day, in light of findings by University of Leicester researchers

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Insect study could help boost prosthetic limb development

Insect study could help boost prosthetic limb development

University of Leicester study shows insects can move without muscles using ‘clever biomechanical tricks’

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Ian's blog

August 2013 blog by Ian Forsythe

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Leicester researchers discover potential defence against Huntington's disease

Leicester researchers discover potential defence against Huntington's disease

University of Leicester experts discover glutathione peroxidase activity improves symptoms in models of the neurodegenerative disorder

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Playing video games can be beneficial, study shows

Playing video games can be beneficial, study shows

School of Psychology study reveals that video games can improve your motion perception – but only when walking backwards

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Ian's blog

Ian Forsythe's blog for September 2013 - REF2014, recent staff changes, future outreach and recent grant successes

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University researchers discover "circatidal pacemaker"

University researchers discover "circatidal pacemaker"

Department of Genetics researchers publish new discovery into body clock of coastal animals

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A helping hand to blind and visually impaired footballers

A helping hand to blind and visually impaired footballers

Ophthalmology Group to hold awareness event about eye condition Nystagmus on Friday 1 November

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Researchers discover more than meets the eye

Researchers discover more than meets the eye

University researchers published in Psychology and Aging journal for study into elderly readers

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New year 2014 blog - REF update

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Ian's blog

Wellcome Trust/ISSF internal call update. Funding. Psychology & Behaviour deputy.

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Folic acid could suppress Parkinson’s – new study

Folic acid could suppress Parkinson’s – new study

Research in laboratory setting uses common vitamin to improve cell signaling and rescue problems associated with neurodegenerative disease

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Ian's February blog

Grant development meetings, update Emma with papers, conferences and imaging techniques with links

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Travel grants

Local societies and conferences (Ian's blog)

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Tinnitus study signals correlation between loud sounds and hearing loss

Tinnitus study signals correlation between loud sounds and hearing loss

Research reveals why hearing loss is correlated with auditory signals failing to get transmitted along the auditory nerve

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Ian's March blog

Update of personal and theme web pages

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Experts rise to the challenge in fighting deadly diseases

Experts rise to the challenge in fighting deadly diseases

Baker’s yeast analysed to discover potential for combatting neurological conditions like Parkinson’s and even cancer

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Ian's May blog

Neuroscience & Behaviour Theme news

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2015 Guardian League Table

Psychology at Leicester has moved up to 7th place

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How the Gaza conflict will traumatise a generation of young people

How the Gaza conflict will traumatise a generation of young people

Professor Panos Vostanis explores how adolescents are affected by psychological disorders in warzones

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Research shows no rise in autism in last two decades

Research shows no rise in autism in last two decades

Professor Terry Brugha involved in research which reveals no change in prevalence of autism spectrum disorders between 1990 and 2010

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Largest ever study of awareness during general anaesthesia

Largest ever study of awareness during general anaesthesia

University of Leicester plays key role in new study that identifies risk factors and consequences for patients, including long-term psychological harm

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Members of the public invited to learn about dementia findings

Members of the public invited to learn about dementia findings

Local experts to discuss and share dementia findings with public on the 29 September 2014 between 6.00- 8.00pm

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Neuroscience & Mental Health Society

Neuroscience & Mental Health Society

We are a new academic society for all those who are interested in research and applications in neuroscience and mental health. In other words, for those who are interested in what makes us who we are - our brains!

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University of Leicester on Horizon

University of Leicester on Horizon

Dr Claire Gibson talks about research on the male and female brain

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Scientists use morphed images of celebrity faces to reveal how neurons work in brain

Scientists use morphed images of celebrity faces to reveal how neurons work in brain

Study reveals individual neurons in the human brain are triggered by the subject's conscious perception, rather than by the visual stimulus

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Ian's October blog 2

Project students, rising citation and Nobel Prizes

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Sponsored Climb for Action on Hearing Loss

Deborah Linley is doing a Sponsored Climb up the BT Tower in London on 31st October…..

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New test helps victims of brain injury recover

New test helps victims of brain injury recover

Dr Gerald Burgess develops assessment to help sufferers of damage to the brain

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New insights into aggression revealed

New insights into aggression revealed

University biologist analyses fish to understand human aggression

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Public event to reveal how magic can be used to study the brain

Public event to reveal how magic can be used to study the brain

Free public event to take place at University on Wednesday 18 March as part of Brain Awareness Week

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Insights into visual 'supersense' provided by new study

Insights into visual 'supersense' provided by new study

Research team discovers new insights into the ability to perceive polarisation of light in humans

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Researchers make 'spectacular discovery' of how learning takes place and memories are formed

Researchers make 'spectacular discovery' of how learning takes place and memories are formed

Jennifer Aniston, Clint Eastwood and Halle Berry images used in ‘mind game’ to establish for the first time how new memories are formed

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Ian's June blog

Neuroscience & Behaviour theme update for June 2015

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Funding awards

Funding awards

Congratulations to all those involved in the following funding awards

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Publications

Publications

Congratulations on recent publications

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Inclusive family sports day to raise awareness of eye condition

Inclusive family sports day to raise awareness of eye condition

Families invited to take part in inclusive sports activities accessible for people with Nystagmus and visual impairment on Sunday 1 November

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Local Freemasons donate £32,000 to fund University research

Local Freemasons donate £32,000 to fund University research

Freemasons’ Grand Charity to fund research into the impact of visual impairments on reading ability

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Psychologist honoured with prestigious anaesthesia award

Royal College of Anaesthetists recognises Professor Mike Wang for contribution to anaesthetic awareness project

Psychologist honoured with prestigious anaesthesia award - Read More…

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