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  Anxiety and motivation in Autism – are social behavioural features driven by social anxiety rather than by a reduced reward response to social stimuli?
  Prof B Chakrabarti
Applications accepted all year round
Social behavioural difficulties are commonly reported by individuals with Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC). One of the leading theories suggests that these difficulties are brought about by a reduced reward response to social stimuli, i.e.
  Neurocognitive mechanisms of person perception
  Prof P Downing
Application Deadline: 1 March 2019
Project rationale and description. Prof Downing’s research is in the area of social perception. What are the neurocognitive mechanisms that transform perceptual data into reliable, socially-relevant signals about the people around us? Some recent and current studies in the lab examine.
  Research opportunities in the Department of Psychology
Our Department of Psychology is among the world's top psychology departments*, excelling in both teaching and research. We offer two research degree programmes.
  PhD opportunities in Psychology at Brunel University London
Qualification type. MPhil / PhD. Location. Uxbridge, London. Mode of study. Full-time and Part-time. The. Division of Psychology.
  Integrating insights from neuroscience research into the development of interventions to change health behaviour
  Dr J Martin, Dr C Martin
Applications accepted all year round
Health psychology draws on psychological theory and research to develop interventions that seek to improve the health of individuals and society.
  Understanding social, genetic and environmental risks factors across eating disorders.
  Dr G Breen, Prof J Treasure
Application Deadline: 1 March 2019
Eating disorders are severe psychiatric illnesses associated with greatly reduced quality of life (Ágh et al., 2016) and increased mortality, rendering them the most lethal psychiatric disorders (Chesney, Goodwin, & Fazel, 2014).
  How do prenatal steroids elevate autism risk?
  Dr N Vasudevan
Applications accepted all year round
"Autism and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a devastating disorder that affects 1% of the population and is the most costly condition in the UK.
  Cognitive brain research on multisensory research: examining the function of touch and its relationship with other senses
  Prof R Kitada
Applications accepted all year round
Applications are invited for a Ph.D student position on cognitive neuroscience research on touch. We touch familiar objects from cups to companion animals.
  Investigating the incidence of falls and relationship to motor ability in autistic adults
  Dr E Gowen, Dr E Stanmore, Dr E Poliakoff
Applications accepted all year round
Autism is a life-long developmental condition that affects how a person communicates and interacts with people. In addition to these social symptoms, >70% of autistic individuals show signs of altered motor control such as less accurate eye-hand coordination, unstable balance and abnormal gait patterns.
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