Sinapse Psychology Group Meeting

Issued: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 09:56:00 GMT

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The first meeting of the SINAPSE Psychology group took place in St Andrews on Monday 16 January 2017, with a friendly and informal format which offered researchers an opportunity to receive input on projects in progress, or practice presentations.

SINAPSE is a consortium connecting neuroimagers from six Scottish universities: Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, St Andrews, and Stirling. It has been established with funding from the Scottish Funding Council, the Chief Scientist Office, and the six Universities.

With the winter sun shining, attendees enjoyed a midday walk along the pier and the beach, in between a morning session with short talks presented by early career researchers Dr Donald Lyall, Dr Paul Hoffman, and Dr Mel McKendrick, and an excellent afternoon session with talks on PhD research projects presented by Alex Mitchell, Simon Ladouce and the INP’s Salim Al-Wasity.

The group are already looking forward to organising their next meeting for around the same time next year, with all researchers from Scotland who use imaging methods (including MRI, fMRI, EEG, and MEG) in Psychology research encouraged to join. 

A SINAPSE-PSYCH Jiscmail list has recently been created, which is a Scotland-wide mailing list for Psychology researchers who use imaging methods.  Interested subscribers can join by following the link and clicking on 'Subscribe or Unsubscribe'.

There is also an Image of the Month feature on the website and in the monthly newsletter to publicise striking Scottish imaging research.  All Image of the Month submissions for 2017 will be eligible for a new Image of the Year award prize of £80 to be selected by judging panel, and a £40 lucky draw prize from among remaining entries.