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Childwall, Liverpool, Merseyside L16 9JD United Kingdom

January 2019

Hope Psychology: Autistic people can imitate novel biological kinematics during voluntary imitation

January 23 @ 16:00 - 17:00
Liverpool Hope University, Hope Park
Childwall, Liverpool, Merseyside L16 9JD United Kingdom
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Speaker: Dr. Spencer Hayes,¬†University College London.   Autism spectrum disorder is a neurodevelopmental condition characterised by differences in restricted, repetitive patterns of behaviour, interests or activities, and persistent deficits in social communication and social interaction. In addition to these core characteristics, it is well reported that autistic people show differences in sensorimotor functioning - such as gait, motor planning, and imitation. Whilst autistic people can imitate the goal of the action (e.g., to pick up a cup), it has been…

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February 2019

Hope Psychology Seminar, Dr. Lucia Garrido: Multisensory representations of faces and voices

February 20 @ 16:00 - 17:00
Liverpool Hope University, Hope Park
Childwall, Liverpool, Merseyside L16 9JD United Kingdom
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Abstract: Faces and voices convey much of the non-verbal information that we use when communicating with other people. We look at faces and listen to voices to recognise others, understand how they are feeling, and decide how to act. Recent research in my lab aims to investigate whether there are similar coding mechanisms to represent faces and voices, and whether there are brain regions that integrate this information across the visual and auditory modalities. ...

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May 2019

Hope Psychology Seminar – Dr. Joni Holmes: The Centre for Attention Learning and Memory (CALM): a transdiagnostic approach to understanding learning difficulties

May 8 @ 16:00 - 17:00
Liverpool Hope University, Hope Park
Childwall, Liverpool, Merseyside L16 9JD United Kingdom
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In the Centre for Attention Learning and Memory (CALM) weadopt a novel transdiagnostic approach to illuminating the cognitive, neural and behavioural dimensions of specific learning difficulties. In this talk I will present an overview of the CALM clinic and discuss two approaches to identifying the cognitive dimensions of learning problems in literacy and maths.

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June 2019

Visual Properties Driving Visual Preference (VPDVP)

June 13 - June 14
Liverpool Hope University, Hope Park
Childwall, Liverpool, Merseyside L16 9JD United Kingdom
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Since 2015, VPDVP has provided the forum to explore preference for a variety of visual properties, including symmetry, fractals, natural statistics and smooth curvature. Keynote speakers: Johan Wagemans (University of Leuven, Belgium), Chris McManus (UCL, UK), Edward Vessel (Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, Germany).

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