Men and women explore the visual world differently14 December 2012Everyone knows that men and women tend to hold different views on certain things. However, new research by scientists from the University of Bristol and published in PLoS ONE indicates that this may literally be the case.
Launch of the BrainBank11 December 2012Dr. Nathalia Gjersoe and Professor Bruce Hood launch the "BrainBank" - a free online resource based around the 2011 Royal Institution Christmas Lectures
Suzi Gage wins prestigous Convocation Award7 December 2012Convocation annually presents awards to up to four students who have made an outstanding contribution to University life. This year, TARG's Suzi Gage is one of the winners!
Theoretical and Empirical Aspects of Decision Conference3 December 2012On the 17th and 18th December, the cross-disciplinary Decision-making research group at the University of Bristol will explore the relationship between theoretical and empirical aspects of decision-making using mathematical, computational and experimental methods.
PhD student wins prestigious award29 November 2012Congratulations to Rosie Oldham-Cooper, a PhD student within the school, who has received the Association for the Study of Obesity's 'Young Achiever' award 201
Is belief in God a basic instinct?20 November 2012Dr Nathalia Gjersoe has carried out research into the developing brain to find out what may lead people to believe in God.4
George Stothart on scholarship in New Zealand12 November 2012George Stothart is currently on a two month funded scholarship to visit the Department of Psychology, University of Auckland funded by the World Universities Network.
Bruce Hood presents to Asia17 August 2012Professor Bruce Hood has just returned from Asia where he visited Japan and Singapore to deliver the highly successful Royal Institution Christmas Lectures that he presented last December in London
Obituary – Emeritus Professor John Brown13 August 2012John Brown, Professor of Experimental Psychology, was Head of the Department of Psychology from 1969 to 1984 and is well known for his work on memory and forgetting.
Plain packaging research hits headlines13 August 2012A paper published online this week by Olivia Maynard, Ute Leonards and Marcus Munafo in the journal Addiction, found that young, non-established smokers looked at health warnings on cigarette packages more when they were shown on plain packages as compared with the normal branded packages.
Plain packaging of cigarettes encourages young smokers to heed health warnings8 August 2012New research shows that plain cigarette packaging may help to draw the attention of some adolescent smokers to the health warnings on the package. If so, this may in turn deter young smokers from continuing to smoke. The findings, led by researchers from the University of Bristol, is published online in the scientific journal Addiction.
Grant success for Professor Jeff Brunstrom30 July 2012For a long time, researchers have suspected that obesity is associated with a particular eating style, eating quickly in particular. Under controlled conditions it would seem that eating at a slower rate produces both an increase in self-reported fullness and a reduction in meal size.
John Fennell and Roland Baddeley publish landmark article in Psychological Review30 July 2012Within Psychology and Economics, there has been a cottage industry identifying "biases" and irrationalities in human decision making. One much studied example of such "irrational" behaviour is that if you tell someone the probability of an event happening, they don't behave as if they believe this probability, but rather a distorted version.
Say it again Sam7 June 2012Say it again Sam: younger and older children use the same processes to maintain information in memory
Professor Bruce Hood is Engaged - Again!29 May 2012Professor Hood’s public engagement activities have included talks and hands-on sessions for the public at At-Bristol (with colleagues from the Bristol Cognitive Development Centre), community lectures in Bristol and elsewhere, and frequent appearances at science conventions and festivals across the world.
Marcus Munafo at No.1030 April 2012Marcus Munafo met with David Halpern and Laura Haynes of the Cabinet Office Behavioural Insights Team to discuss ongoing work on the effects of tobacco packaging and point of sale displays on smoking behaviour.