We recently presented our work at the Neurobiology of Language Conference in Helsinki. It was a great meeting. It's helped to generate lots of ideas for new studies. Watch this space!
Excited to announce that the CALC lab is gaining a new member. Kathryn Hewson will be starting a PhD with us in September, working on the acoustic, perceptual and physiological effects of swearing. Watch this space for exciting work in this area. If you would like to come and work in the lab send me an email. Like in Kathryn's case, we can work up a competitive PhD studentship proposal (and also vacation scholarships) together to get internal or external funding.
I returned to DCAL last week to give a talk on our new preprint: https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/623645v1. It was great to get some feedback on the study - lots of great ideas about what to do next and interesting new perspectives on our data.
At the moment there are fully funded PhD positions currently available in our department. These are available via open competition. If you would like to submit a PhD application to work with me, then please contact me via email: S.Evans1@westminster.ac.uk. See here for further information.
I will be giving a talk at the BPS "teaching reproducible research" workshop on the 28th November. The workshop provides University lecturers and pre-tertiary teachers with an introduction to the reproducibility crisis facing Psychology. It outlines how psychological science is responding to this challenge, and presents case studies of how psychology education is adapting. If you want to book a place click here: https://www.kc-jones.co.uk/dartp2018
Beatboxers and Guitarists Engage Sensorimotor Regions Selectively When Listening to the Instruments They can Play
Our recent work looking at the brain responses of guitarists and beatboxers when they listen to music has been published in Cerebral Cortex. Here is a link to some of the recent press about the study: https://oxfordjournals.altmetric.com/details/47287836/news
I'm giving an invited research talk at the MAPS summer school in Groningen. There is a great line up of speakers including Anne Cutler, Elia Formisano, Sonia Kotz and others. Click here to find out more: https://www.rug.nl/education/summer-winter-schools/summer_schools_2018/maps/