Psychology at Edinburgh
REF 2014: Best in Scotland, 3rd in the UK

Psychology were part of a joint submission for Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience. We are 1st in Scotland and 3rd in the UK, based on volume of world-leading and internationally excellent research. Our research environment is rated as 100% conducive to world-leading research, and 82% of our research is rated as outstanding in terms of its reach and significance.

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  2. Edinburgh Neuroscience

  3. Koestler Parapsychology Unit

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What music do you listen to and why?
This study explores the relationship between patterns of music listening, focusing on preferences for musical styles and various musical activities.


Bilingualism aids stroke recovery

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Multilingual patients more likely to recover cognitive abilities...

Mind Matters in Motor Neurone Disease

10 Nov 2015

Professor Sharon Abrahams delivered her inaugural lecture...

Chair of Cognitive Ageing and/or Cognitive Epidemiology

16 Oct 2015

A unique opportunity for an outstanding International researcher...

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Athena Swan Bronze award


PPIG: Philosophy, Psychology, and Informatics Reading Group

25 Nov 2015 16:30 – 18:30

Presenter: Henry S. Thompson (University of Edinburgh)
Title: "Virtual Violence: The Moral...

Human Cognitive Neuroscience Seminar

27 Nov 2015 16:00 – 17:00

Speaker: Graham MacKenzie (University of Stirling)
Topic: "Deconstructing emotional memory:...

Psychology Seminar

1 Dec 2015 17:15 – 18:15

Title: "Weight Illusions – what do they represent?"
Speaker: Dr Gavin Buckingham (Heriot-Watt...

PPIG: Philosophy, Psychology, and Informatics Reading Group

9 Dec 2015 16:30 – 18:30

Presenter: Carl Gillett (Northern Illinois University)
Title: "Fundamentalism vs. Mutualism: The...

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