Research Seminars in Natural Sciences and Psychology

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Research Seminars in Natural Sciences

Natural Sciences Research Seminars & Discussion Group, Spring 2014

Wednesdays at 3:30pm
Seminars: Room 329
Discussions: Room 315
James Parsons Building, Byrom Street
Tea/Coffee & biscuits will be provided

8th Jan
Dr Alecia Carter, University of Cambridge
“Monkey see, which monkey do: Does social learning depend on personality in wild baboons?"

22nd Jan
Prof. Marta Garaulet, Universidad de Murcia
“Obesity and Chronobiology: an orchestra out of tune”

29th Jan
Research Discussion Group

5th Feb
Dr Donal Mullan, Liverpool John Moores University
“Climate change and muddy flooding in Flanders”

19th Feb
Dr Magdalena Bieroza, Lancaster University
“How much biogeochemical data do we need? Automated high-frequency nutrient monitoring in a small catchment"

26th Feb
Research Discussion Group

5th Mar
Dr Colin Shaw and Dr Jay Stock, University of Cambridge
“Putting Flesh Back Onto The Bones: How do we reconstruct the prehistoric activity patterns of our hominin ancestors?”

12th Mar
Prof. Chris Stringer, Natural History Museum
“Current Issues in Modern Human Origins Research”.
By ticket only @ 4pm. Venue TBC.

19th Mar
Dr Hugh Smith, University of Liverpool
“Quantifying spatial patterns and timescales of fine sediment transfer in agricultural river basins”

26th Mar
Research Discussion Group

Natural Sciences Research Seminars and Discussion Group, Autumn 2013

25th Sept 4pm, Tom Reilly Building 145
Professor Robin Dunbar, Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford.
The evolution of the social brain.

9th Oct
Dr Eva Fernandez Dominguez, LJMU.
Aegean odyssey: reconstructing the expansion routes of the first Neolithic farmers using ancient DNA

16th Oct
Research Discussion Group

30th Oct
Dr Susan Canney, University of Oxford.
Elephant migration.
Title TBC.

6th Nov
Dr Alastair Ruffell, Queen’s University Belfast.
Title TBC.

13th Nov
Research Discussion Group

20th Nov
Dr Jo Setchell, Durham University.
Sexual selection in primates: highlights from a long term study of mandrills.

4th Dec
Dr Dustin White, University of Southampton.
Cryptotephra as a correlation and dating technique in Palaeolithic archaeology

11th Dec
Research Discussion Group
Wednesdays at 3:30pm

Seminars: Room 327
Discussions: Room TBC
James Parsons Building, Byrom Street
Tea/Coffee & biscuits will be provided

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Research Seminars in Psychology

Semester Two, 2013 – 14

All seminars begin at 4PM, room 144, Tom Reilly Building.

Weds 15th January
Dr Michael Richter
FPSE, Section of Psychology, University of Geneva

“Effort: Evidence for motivational intensity theory from cardiovascular and muscle force data”

Weds 29th January
Dr Thorsten Zander
Institute of Psychology and Ergonomics, Technical University of Berlin
“Towards BCI-based implicit control in Human-Computer Interaction”

Weds 12th February
Dr Ralph Pawling
School of NSP, Liverpool John Moores University

“Simulation and subtle social cues in the formation of lasting person perceptions”

Weds 26th February
Professor Chris Armitage
School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester

“Psychological intervention and behaviour change: A peek inside the health psychologist's tool box”

Weds 12th March
Dr Helen Morgan
School of Natural Sciences and Psychology, LJMU.

“The cognitive neuroscience of visual working memory”

Weds 26th March
Professor David Sheffield
School of Science, University of Derby

“Exaggerated cardiovascular reactions to stress: are they always bad?”

Weds 9th April
Dr Gillian Shorter
School of Psychology, University of Ulster

“Exploring the Alcohol Hangover: Prevention, Cure, and Experience”

Semester One, 2013 – 14

All seminars begin at 4PM, room 144, Tom Reilly Building.

Wednesday 25th September
Professor Robin Dunbar
Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford.

“The evolution of the social brain”
Research Seminar Series Catch-up Click here to watch the video

Wednesday 16th October
Dr Sharon Morein-Zamir
Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge.

“Response inhibition and control: exploring compulsivity and impulsivity”

Wednesday 23rd October
Dr Paul Eldridge
The Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery.

“Deep Brain Stimulation: a neurosurgeon’s view”

Wednesday 6th November
Dr Rhiannon Corcoran
Institute of Psychology, Health and Society, University of Liverpool.

“ToM and persecutory delusions”

Wednesday 20th November
Dr Rebecca Elliott
Neuroscience and Psychiatry Unit, University of Manchester.

“Neurocognitive Function in Opiate Addiction”

Wednesday 4th December
Dr David Moore
School of Natural Sciences and Psychology, LJMU.

“Everybody hurts but how are we affected: The cognitive effects of pain”

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